“Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.

— Steve Jobs.

BWJPS Approach to DT

At BWJPS, we recognise how Design Technology impacts every aspect of daily life and how previous designers have contributed to the innovation and progress within our society. We intend to offer our children the chance to use creative thinking with a clear and tangible outcome. Through a variety of planned practical and creative activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of design making.

Through the study of DT, pupils will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life. It also makes an essential contribution to the creative, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

DT Lead: Miss Ashleigh Thorp

At BWJPS, DT is carried out each term with children coming away from the timetable to fully immerse themselves into the subject. We ensure a range of topics are covered so that a variety of interests and skillsets are refined. These include, but are not limited to: sewing, automated animals, moving mechanisms and food technology.

The ‘Programme of Study’ takes you directly to the relevant pages of the National Curriculum.

The ‘Curriculum Overview’ gives an overview of the units/ topics being covered within the subject. It shows you the year at a glance before describing each unit further (detailing the skills/ knowledge covered in each unit).

The ‘Progression Map’ details the skills and knowledge acquired in each year; highlighting how these progress from Nursery through to Year 6. This document includes a progression of key vocabulary.

The ‘End Points’ document shows the key objectives for this subject (within each year group) that are necessary for them to achieve ‘expected’.