Design Technology

Aims of the D.T curriculum

Design and technology is an inspiring and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.

How is D.T taught at Lakeside?

At Lakeside we have developed our D.T curriculum to ensure their learning builds upon the knowledge they learnt in previous year groups and topics. We adopt a topic based approach to out curriculum. The children will take part in 5 D.T projects over each phase Year 1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. These link to the topics that they are studying. There will not be D.T learning in every topic but full coverage of the D.T National Curriculum is achieved over the course of the year and the children's journey through school.

What D.T Knowledge is taught at Lakeside? 

Each year the key D.T knowledge builds on learning from the previous years.

The long term overview to show which knowledge is taught in each year group can be found in the documents below.

How do I find out more information the D.T Curriculum?

If you have any questions about this area of the curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher initially or to Mrs Duckitt (who can be contacted through the school office) if you have any further questions . 


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