Design and Technology at Prince Rock Primary School
At Prince Rock School, Design and Technology (D/T) forms an important part of the curriculum. We believe D/T education stimulates creativity and imagination through problem solving and the production of quality products. An OFSTED inspection (2012) found our D/T provision as Outstanding. Therefore, we believe that it should be taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated other curriculum lessons where appropriate. Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.
In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to design purposeful, functional and appealing products that are based on design criteria. They will make products by using a wide range of materials and develop the use of tools to cut, shape, join and finish. They will learn to evaluate products and suggest how it could be improved to be stronger, stiffer and more stable. They will learn to cook simple food with an emphasis on savoury dishes.
In Key Stage 2 the children will learn to design purposeful products that are aimed at particular individuals or groups. They will develop their ideas through detailed planning, evaluating product design, observational drawings and making prototypes. They will make products and learn how to use a wide variety of tools, equipment, materials and components. They will learn how to include mechanical, electrical and computer control into products. They will learn to design and cook food with an emphasis on savoury dishes.
Progression in D/T will be assessed through work completed in pupils sketch books, displays, written work and photographic evidence. A level of ability and attitude to D/T is recorded on the child’s annual report to parents.