"Do Everything In Love" 1 Corinthians 16 :14

Design and Technology

Everything we do, at Ide Hill CE Primary School, stems from our school vision and our the love of learning that we aim to foster in all children. Our approach to Design and Technology curriculum is through creating lessons that engage, challenge and excite pupils, which is underpinned by KAPOW scheme of work. This structures teaching and learning through designing, making and evaluating. 

The key concepts, principles and themes have been developed from the National Curriculum into a scheme of progressive knowledge and skills, where pupils are encouraged to grow, develop and enhance their skills in Design and Technology in 21st century Britain.

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all our pupils. It is rich, varied and creative, giving children the handle on their own designs and ideas. It is imaginative and ambitious whilst being easily adapted for pupils with additional needs. It is knowledge and skills based and allows for creative lessons building on to the next, enabling us to move away from discrete lessons and into a more meaningful and purposeful sequence of learning. 

Our Design Technology curriculum has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidating of knowledge. Each lesson builds progressively on taught skills, as does each year group. All teaching of DT should follow the design, make and evaluate sequence.  

A design, make and evaluate approach is used within lessons and units of work to ensure children develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are then able to apply these in a range of situations. To evaluate, children are able to evaluate their own products against a design criteria. DT is taught to a high standard, where each of the stages are given equal weight.