DESIGN TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND SCHEME OF WORK:
“Design Technology is about making things that people want and that work well. Creating these things is highly exciting; it is an inventive, fun activity.”
James Dyson (Chairman, Dyson Ltd.)
The Scheme of Work will be made up of a progressive series of units of work covering 4 aspects: Design a product, make a product and evaluate the design or construction throughout the process and at the end.
Throughout these units children will both select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.
They will also select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textile and food ingredients, according to their characteristics.
Throughout Key Stage 1 all children will have experience of working on a design and make project at least once within the materials areas of:
Textiles sheet materials
Food construction/kits/reclaimed materials
Throughout Key Stage 2 all children will have experience of working on a design and make project at least twice within the material areas of:
Textiles stiff and flexible sheet materials
Food mouldable materials
- The units of work in Key Stage 2 will be planned within 2 cycles in order to ensure progression.
- The duration of the design and make activities will vary, focused practical tasks, investigative and evaluating activities and specific skills teaching will make up the time allocation.
- Within the planned units of work all children will be presented with opportunities to develop their design skills.
- Assessment of primary design and technology is an ongoing process and will be incorporated into the planning of units of work.