Our children receive a Design and Technology (DT) curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to confidently design and make a product. Design Technology teaching at Burrowmoor Primary School intends to provide opportunities for the children to broaden their horizons and inspire them to want to further explore the wider world.
Pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the design cycle. They will work in a range of relevant contexts, for example: the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community and the wider environment. When designing and making, pupils will be taught to design and make purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.
The intended impact of the DT curriculum is that the majority of children in each year group are working at or above the expected level for their age. Teachers will assess children against key objectives from the DT curriculum. In addition, it is the intended impact that the children are inspired by the DT curriculum and want to learn more. They can identify some key designers and talk about the impact that their work has had on the world.
Our DT curriculum is enriched through visits from local designers, trips out of the classroom and working closely with the local secondary school where they can experience computer-aided design and manufacturing. All of these activities provide the children with opportunities to see the impact of DT on the world around them and inspire their own design ideas in the classroom.