Design and Technology
Growing Greatness at Greenfields
Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Collaboration, Aspiration
Growing Great Designers and Technicians
Our Design and Technology Intent:
Our vision ‘Growing Greatness at Greenfield’ is at the heart of our curriculum teaching. We teach the National Curriculum for Design and Technology, developing innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation from the product design cycle; planning, creating and evaluating.
Our Great Greenfield Five values underpin our approach to teaching Design and Technology:
Respect – this is essential for a productive and vibrant learning environment. We teach our children to be evaluative of their own and others’ work in a respectful manner.
Resilience – we teach our children to take risks through drafting design concepts and testing their ideas, becoming reflective learners who evaluate their own work.
Responsibility – we build an awareness of the impact of Design and Technology on our lives, encouraging our children to become enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.
Collaboration –children are given design briefs and scenarios which require them to have consideration for the needs of others. We teach our children to work together on their design concepts, learning from their own evaluation of previous tasks and that of others.
Aspiration – we have high aspirations for our children to become enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.
Our curriculum is split into a 2 year rolling programme to cater for our mixed aged classes and enables pupils to meet the end of Key Stage Attainment targets outlined in the National curriculum. Each unit follows the "plan, make, evaluate" model and allows pupils to develop their skills in six key areas; mechanisms, structures, textiles, cooking and nutrition, electrical systems (KS2) and digital world (KS2).
Units of work are enhanced by a Knowledge Organiser which lists the core facts of the topic. These are added to books for children to refer to.
Each lesson gives opportunities for children to retrieve previous learning to ensure key concepts are revisited and skills remain sharp.
Pupils are expected to use the taught vocabulary and apply the knowledge and skills taught to their independent tasks.
Please find our Design and Technology Curriculum map and Knowledge and Skills Progression document below.