Design and Technology
What does the Design and Technology curriculum intend to do?
At Worthinghead we intend that children should master Design and Technology to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Design and Technology and make use of design and technology effectively in their everyday lives. Our children will be taught Design and Technology in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. Our children will gain experience and skills of a wide range of formal elements of deign and concepts of technology in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use design and technology across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress.
How is the curriculum implemented?
We follow the KAPOW scheme of learning which supports a broad and balanced curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. Proficiency is achieved through opportunities and experiences across the curriculum and practical activities that are directly concerned with:
What progress will children make?
Our children enjoy and value Design and Technology and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Design and Technology in the context of their personal well-being and the creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities. Progress in Design and Technology is demonstrated through regularly reviewing and scrutinising children’s work. The Design and Technology curriculum will contribute to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. This would be seen in them being able to talk confidently about their work, and sharing their work with others. Progress will be shown through outcomes and through the important record of the process leading to them.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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