What do Oftsed say about Design Technology at Highfields?
Welcome to the Design Technology page
On this page you will find useful information related to the topics covered in DT across the school as well as the way in which skills progress in the subject throughout the school. The gallery will provide you will photographs of 'DT in action' across the school.
In DT, we provide opportunities for each child, in each topic, to design, make and evaluate their final product. Design Technology also includes the designing, making and evaluating of different foods.
Here is our Statement of Intent for the Design Technology curriculum:
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. It requires children to be active learners with the confidence to ‘have a go,’ and the resilience to persist with a project when challenges occur.
At Highfields the Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve critical analysis, problem solving, and practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subject areas such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art thereby enabling pupils to notice connections and patterns in their learning. We also aim to, wherever possible, build relationships with local businesses and members of the school community.
Through Design Technology children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High-quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
There are lots of exciting learning opportunities for children in design technology this year. The overview below allows you to see what topics children will cover across the year in each year group.