At Kingslea Primary School our aim is for children to develop their creativity through designing and making and is relevant to our rapidly changing world.
They will learn the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to become problem solvers and work independently and collaboratively on a range of different projects. Our DT curriculum is designed to enable children with the opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate existing products, develop their ideas, make products and evaluate their work. During their time at Kingslea, they will work with a range of different media including textiles, woodwork, craft materials and food, and develop their knowledge skills and vocabulary.
We base and plan our DT learning around each year groups Learning Journey. DT projects are often part of topic days or weeks and recorded in the form of a work book. Each year the children are given opportunities to develop and refine their design skills, make high quality products, critically evaluate their own work and learn new technical knowledge and language through a progressive skills based DT curriculum.
Children learn key DT knowledge, vocabulary and skills and these are built upon each year
DT is enjoyed across the school and the children enjoy the challenge of being able to produce a variety of different products from cookery to designing and making wooden structures.
DT is linked to learning journeys and work is of a high quality. During pupil interviews children talk about their enjoyment of DT and are able to discuss their thoughts, ideas, processes and evaluations of their work.