Dundonald Primary School

Design/Technology - Teaching & Learning

Design and Technology | National Curriculum KS1/KS2

Design and Technology | Progression of Skills

Design and Technology (DT) is a practical subject in which children are encouraged to explore their creativity and imagination to solve real and relevant problems. It introduces children to important life skills and allows children to experience a ‘hands on’ approach to their learning.

At Dundonald, all children: research, design, make and evaluate their products whilst developing their vocabulary and subject knowledge as they progress through the school. We have developed a broad D&T curriculum which balances the teaching of National Curriculum objectives with ample opportunity for our children to be creative and critical thinkers. Our curriculum is based around: Structures, Mechanisms, Textiles, Electrical Systems and Food Technology which all form key parts of the KS1 and KS2 curriculum. In EYFS children are introduced to D&T through Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design.

At Dundonald the 7C’s creativity, curiosity, communication, confidence, collaboration, commitment and craftsmanship, form an integral part of the school’s ethos and this is entwined within the school’s D&T curriculum. Evaluation forms a key part of D&T and all children at Dundonald are encouraged to identify strengths and areas of development in all of their products, developing an extensive understanding of how to improve their designs as they progress through the school.