Design and Technology gives young people the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology. They learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and to make creative use of a variety of resources, including digital technologies, to improve the world around them.
At the BAWB Federation, we have a long-term plan of exciting DT projects. This ensures children develop their skills and knowledge in a systematic way as they move up through the different years of primary school.
The planning for DT is based on resources from the DT Association and includes a broad range of different areas of learning. In KS1, children learn about mechanisms, cooking, textiles and structures. In KS2, two more areas of learning – electrical and mechanical systems – are added into the planning.
Over the course of a half term, children follow a structured programme to complete their DT project for each half term in which they design, make and then evaluate their products. Technical knowledge is taught explicitly at the end of each series of lessons to consolidate their learning over the half term.
For further information please contact our DT subject leader, Russell Billingham, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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