Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve

Design & Technology

Christian Distinctiveness

There is a close link between science and design technology. As Christians, we believe that we the rules of the natural world that we rely on were put in place by God our creator, the great designer. We celebrate the certainty of the rules that govern science and that allow us to design.

Awareness of design fosters in our children a respect for the environment, for their own health and safety and that of others. They learn to appreciate the value of similarities and differences and learn to show tolerance.

Collaborative work in design and technology develops mutual respect for the differing opinions, beliefs and abilities of others. Children are encouraged to work in a democratic way, exercising the ‘give and take’ required for successful teamwork.

We celebrate Harvest in school by harvesting and gathering fruit which we cook.

 

Intent

What are you trying to achieve through the curriculum?

Implementation


How is your curriculum being delivered?

Impact

What is the difference your curriculum is making?

To meet the full requirements of the national Curriculum.

To give the experiences required to develop skills for wide life, such as food technology, textiles, wood work, computer design and electricity.

To provide children with a range of opportunities to help them to discover and develop their own design and techniques, including what they like and dislike.

To give children skills of evaluation, in which they can view something that they are proud of, and things that they can improve and adapt if they were to repeat the process.

To allow children opportunity to share skills and prior understanding and experiences with their peers.

D and T is delivered each term, with each class concentrating on a different strand:

  • textiles
  • woodwork
  • computer aided design
  • structures
  • wheels, axels, cams, pulleys, levers
  • food technology

 

Children go through the design process: research, design, make, evaluate.

 

Children are given wider opportunities to develop these skills, such as cooking and needle work, outside of the D and T curriculum.

Children are learning things they can apply into their home life, and often bring things in that they have done at home.

 

Children have a good understanding of their topic strand, as they have been hands on with their process and have taken ownership of their work.

 

Children are proud to share their work, and will listen to comments, praise and critique.