Design and Technology is a rigorous, practical and truly inspiring subject. It encourages children to learn and think creatively to solve problems as a free-thinking individual and part of a team. At HTP, we intend that all pupils are provided with a real-life context for learning that ensures our children are prepared with the ever-changing technological world. Our design and technology curriculum is made up of six units, each containing comprehensive planning, step-by-step instructions for teaching the unit and assessment guidance. The intent of our design and technology curriculum is to:
- Encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
- To reflect upon and evaluate past and present design and technology, its uses and effectiveness.
- To encourage children to become innovators and risk-takers.
- Develop creative, theoretical and practical expertise, building confidence in performing everyday tasks successfully
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn a basic knowledge of how to cook.
- To link projects, wherever possible, to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing, geography, English and art.
- To design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts
- Provide a stimulating curriculum based upon progression of skills that encourages children to reflect upon and critique their own work and the work of others.
- Develop computing skills to further understand programming and nurture understanding of mechanics and electrics.
- Strengthen knowledge and design skills in order to produce high-quality working models and products.
- To reinforce safe practice and procedures when working with tools and apparatus.
- Provide information about designers/inventors from the past and examples of some contemporary designers.
Key Curriculum Documents