“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like - Design is how it works.”
Vision and INtent
With a ‘Design, Make and Evaluate’ approach, we believe in equipping children with the product knowledge, creativity and skills needed for an ever-evolving society.
We consider the work of craftspeople, designers and architects within real-life contexts. Children gain an understanding of products for the needs of others, themselves and for the future.
I am Mrs Bell, DT subject coordinator at Cheadle Primary School. I firmly believe that Design and Technology contributes significantly to a pupil’s ‘rounded’ development. Design and technology has the ability to be weaved throughout the curriculum and we do not under-estimate its importance. I am extremely excited to see the impact of our new DT scheme in the classroom and look forward to sharing the children’s projects with you.
Curriculum and implementation
At Cheadle Primary, we use the Kapow scheme of DT which supports pupils to meet the national curriculum end of key stage attainment targets and has been written to fully cover the National Society for Education in Art and Design’s progression competencies.
Developing in children an understanding of the designing and making process, the need to evaluate existing ideas and products and an ability to work through the D&T process confidently.
Here are the main curriculum areas and learning points for our DT curriculum.
Core Knowledge and skills
Please click on the links below to see our subject progression documents for DT.
Photographic evidence, examples of children’s work and design/evaluation materials are an essential record of an individual child's experiences and ideas. Throughout the year and key stage these will be used as evidence for assessment and reporting purposes. Children will be provided with a Design and Technology folder when they join the school, and this will go with them as they move throughout the school, to show their progression.
cultural capital and enrichment
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.