Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
Subject: Design and Technology
At Arden Primary School, we aim to provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant in our rapidly changing world. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Design and Technology is an inspirational, rigorous and practical subject that stimulates children to think critically and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. Our curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High-quality design and technology education make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. We believe that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work. Children will be exposed to a wide range of media including textiles, food and woodwork; through this, children will develop their skills, vocabulary and resilience.
Our DT Curriculum is developing to provide well thought out lessons and topics that demonstrate progression. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Through a progress model of thematic learning, the children will revisit key concepts during each topic. These key concepts are:
In D.T., we use knowledge organisers to make the vocabulary, subject knowledge and curriculum expectations clear. See below for examples.