Design Technology

Intent

Design and Technology (DT) is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. 

Implementation

The threshold concepts across the Design and Technology curriculum are taught sequentially over time to develop technical knowledge, skills and understanding from EYFS to Y6 and beyond.

The curriculum aims to ensure that all children:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

Impact

The Design and Technology curriculum at BCCET allows all children:

  • To develop their God given talents and gain the technical knowledge and skills needed to become confident individuals
  • To understand and evaluate technical information.
  • To make informed decisions that impact on their own lives and the lives of those around them.
  • To develop an increasing awareness of the moral and ethical dilemmas technical discovery can bring.
  • To become active citizens of the world.
  • To receive regular oral and written feedback so children are aware of their position on the learning journey, their strengths and targets, which they consider when taking their next steps.

Please see below for our Design and Technology curriculum documents:

Design and Technology Curriculum Narrative

ART AND DESIGN Curriculum Map Template St Matthews

Design _ Technology and Cooking _ Nutrition Curriculum Overview

Art & DT Progression of Skills