Design and Technology
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils 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. Pupils 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. (National Curriculum 2014)
Intent of the Design and Technology Curriculum at Wheatfields Juniors
Our curriculum aims to inspire children to use their creative and technical expertise in a practical way, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We aim to, wherever possible, make links across other curriculum subjects such as mathematics, science, art and computing. Children are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the iterative process of designing, making and evaluating. The children are also given opportunities to research and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
DT Curriculum Map