Design and Technology

Intent for DT

Our aim is to provide a high-quality Design Technology education which equips children to use critical thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. At Grange View we give our pupils life- skills that will enable them to flourish and achieve their god given potential. We want our pupils to be able to operate in the 21st century workplace and we want them to know the career opportunities that will be open to them if they study DT.

Our Design Technology curriculum focuses on a progression of knowledge and skills. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. All teaching of DT should follow the design, make and evaluate cycle. Each stage should be rooted in technical knowledge. The design process should be rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to learning. While making, children should be given choice and a range of tools to choose freely from. To evaluate, children should be able to evaluate their own products against a design criteria. DT should be taught to a high standard, where each of the stages should be given equal weight.

Our intention is that Design Technology supports children’s creativity and allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. Children’s interests are captured through theme learning, ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning.