Design and Technology
Design and Technology at Eastwood Village Primary School
In our school the study of design technology is valued as a way for children to develop valuable life skills, preparing them for the future. Children are taught specific skills through a variety of projects each term as set out in the curriculum map for each year group. Skills are re-visited throughout the year to ensure children’s knowledge is secure.
The children are encouraged and supported to challenge themselves and increase their technical vocabulary and develop their knowledge of mechanisms, structure and forces so that they can explain how their products work. Their innovative ideas are shared weekly during work share assembly and throughout the year during DT workshops.
Design and Technology Curriculum
At Eastwood Village Primary School, our approach to Design and Technology is to appreciate it as a distinct subject, making curriculum links when it is suitable to do so. When Design and Technology is taught as a distinct subject there are clear opportunities to develop and strengthen specific skills. We use a range of materials and techniques including wood work, ink, clay, textile, printmaking and multimedia because we have high expectations about what all children are capable of achieving within the visual arts.