Camm’s CE Primary School Statement:
Design and Technology
The intent of our Design and Technology curriculum is to create a curriculum that encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team. Children develop technical understanding and making skills, learn about design methods and investigate the environment and the materials around them.
We strive to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop in different areas:
At Camm’s we recognise that in order for all pupils to progress they need to be confident across each of their yearly objectives. Our Design and Technology curriculum covers the knowledge and skills outlined in the National Curriculum, and ensures all children are given opportunities to be challenged to progress their learning further. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an interactive process of designing and making. When designing and making, the school uses a standardised planning format to ensure the pupils are familiar with the design cycle:
Through this process, the aim is to develop the pupils’ technical knowledge and vocabulary in relation to structural design, mechanical and electrical systems, the integration of technology and food production and nutrition.
We strive to ensure that our pupil’s attainment is in line or exceeds their potential when we consider the varied starting points of all our children. Through our progressive skill based curriculum we are measuring the children’s ability, striving for them to meet their age-related expectations for their year group. We intend the impact of our design and technology curriculum will ensure children will leave our school prepared for the next step in their design and technology education and life beyond primary school.
We use a range of key performance indicators to ensure pupils develop the following: