“But now, Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter, And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
Our intent in DT is to:
- Prepare children for a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world.
- Develop the children’s skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making products to solve real and relevant problems.
- Allow the children to explore past and present design and technology, considering their uses, assessing their effectiveness and becoming great innovators.
- To teach children to select appropriate tools and materials and use these safely and effectively.
- Develop imaginative thinking where children are able to talk about products that they like and dislike when making and designing and suggest potential improvements.
- Encourage children to discuss how things work, and to draw and model their ideas, using ICT software.
We will implement our intent by:
Throughout the school, DT is taught for 3 half terms per year, with between 4 and 6 lessons being delivered during each half term. All classes, from reception to year 6 follow the KAPOW scheme.
We take part in the HPAN (Halton Primary Arts Network) exhibition every year where the whole school gets to produce some high quality art/ DT work to proudly display in Shopping City, Runcorn.
We teach art and DT to all children, whatever their ability as art and DT forms part of the school curriculum to provide a broad and balanced education to all children. Through our art and DT teaching we provide learning opportunities that enable all pupils to make progress. We do this by setting suitable learning challenges and responding to each child’s different needs. Some children with SEND, for example, may need additional support. Some examples of this may be working with the teaching assistant or teacher, adapted resources, extensions in work or using technology.