Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, that unlocks the creativity and imagination within all pupils. All children engage in designing and making products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, whilst acquiring a broad range of subject knowledge taught progressively through the year groups.
Our DT curriculum has been designed to ensure that the pupils of Yardley Wood experience a range of exciting, engaging and sometimes risk-taking experiences, that draw upon other subject skills such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
Through creativity and innovation, design and technology continue to shape our lives. Using an
activity-focused approach, a high-quality design and technology education should give
pupils opportunities to create, innovate, design, make and evaluate a variety of well-crafted
products. Pupils should be taught the technical skills and craftsmanship to execute practical tasks,
thereby developing confidence in using these skills.
The National Curriculum
Each of our D + T projects will be build around the six principles developed by
D&T Expert Subject Advisory Group (ESAG):
User - who the products are for
Purpose - what tasks the products will perform
Functionality - how the products will work
Design Decisions - the opportunities children have to make choice
Innovation - the scope children have to be original with their thinking
Authenticity - how believable/real the products will be to the children
Year 6 Bomb Shelters
First we researched them...
Then we designed them...
Then we made them...