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Design & Technology

Early Years Foundation Stage
 

INTENT

Design & Technology is taught through the National Curriculum by setting high ambitions and expectations for all pupils ensuring strong cross curricular links are made. Through subject specific teaching children will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. Children will be encouraged to research, interpret and present themselves as a designer/technician whilst building and applying a high level of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality purposeful and functional products for a wide range of users. Children will learn to explore, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others whilst being encouraged to talk like a designer/technician and use subject specific vocabulary with accuracy. 

IMPLEMENTATION 
Teaching:

Children are taught a range of art techniques under the principles of the six main Design and Technology skills (cutting, shaping, joining and finishing.) in explicit taught sessions.

Children are taught to practise, use and apply these skills independently and collaboratively throughout their learning environment.

Children develop their subject specific vocabulary (generic and content based) through explicit teaching of vocabulary and definitions.

 

In Design and Technology we look at the ways that things work and the jobs that they do.

In EYFS, early design and technology content is found in:

Expressive arts and design:

• Exploring and Using Media and Materials (e.g Mixing colours, exploring and describing different textures)

• Being Imaginative (e.g. how can we fix problems, what looks/sounds/feels good together and what makes things fun and interesting.

Understanding the world:

• Technology - Technological toys (e.gpushing buttons to take a photo or typing letters by pushing keys on the keyboard.

Physical Development:

• Moving and handling (e.g using scissors and using other simple tools such as: 

Arts and crafts – pencil, felt tip, paint brush, tape

      Cooking – wooden spoon, spatula, peeler, rolling pin

IMPACT

Outcomes:

Children demonstrate their understanding of key vocabulary as evident during lesson observations.

Key Stage 1

INTENT

Design & Technology is taught through the National Curriculum by setting high ambitions and expectations for all pupils ensuring strong cross curricular links are made. Through subject specific teaching children will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. Children will be encouraged to research, interpret and present themselves as a designer/technician whilst building and applying a high level of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality purposeful and functional products for a wide range of users. Children will learn to explore, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others whilst being encouraged to talk like a designer/technician and use subject specific vocabulary with accuracy.

IMPLEMENTATION 

Teaching:

Children are taught a range of Design and Technology techniques under the principles of skills (cutting, shaping, joining and finishing) in explicit taught sessions.

 

A series of lessons will follow a specific teaching sequence that allows children to focus on specific skills, considering the subject specific vocabulary, practising the taught skill, applying the taught skill and evaluating learning using the subject specific vocabulary.

 

Children develop their subject specific vocabulary (generic and content based) through explicit teaching of vocabulary and definitions.

IMPACT

Outcomes:

Children demonstrate their understanding of key vocabulary evident during lesson discussions and work produced. 


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