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Design and Technology

What is Design and Technology (DT)?

DT is the designing and making of products that meet a need.

 

What is our vision for DT at Crich Carr? 

Our vision for DT is to ensure that every child leaves our school with the knowledge and practical skills to lead healthy, independent lives. We want children to develop their imagination and creativity and to learn from their successes and failures to develop resilience. Finally, the vision is for children to have practical, fun and engaging DT lessons at school.

 

DT Curriculum Intent

At Crich Carr, we have five main intents that we hope to deliver through our DT curriculum:

  1. To be able to design a wide range of products which solve problems within a variety of contexts.

  2. To use of a range of tools, techniques and materials to make a range of products.

  3. To evaluate existing products, as well as their own, against their own design criteria.

  4. To develop and apply their growing technical knowledge when designing and making products.

  5. To learn how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. 

In order to achieve this, we have developed our curriculum intent under the five main headings:

 

Design - 

To be able to design a wide range of products which solve problems within a variety of contexts.

Make - 

To use a range of tools, techniques and materials to make a rage of products.

Evaluate - 

To evaluate existing products, as well as their own, against their own design criteria.

Technical Knowledge - 

To develop and apply their growing technical knowledge when designing and making products.

Cooking and nutrition - 

To learn how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.

Our curriculum intent document for DT shows how these areas are developed progressively during a pupil's time at Crich Carr. We are confident that our intent will provide children with the knowledge and practical skills to lead healthy, independent lives.

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