At Story Wood we use ‘Projects on a Page’ to deliver our DT curriculum. It is based on the six essentials of good practice in D&T. These are in place in our planning to ensure our children’s learning is genuinely design and technological in nature. They are consistent with the National Curriculum requirements and are applied whenever children are designing and making products:
Our projects for DT will include three types of activity:
In each phase (Y1/2, Y3/4, & Y5/6) we cover an element of the National Curriculum
KS1 – Mechanisms, Structures, Food, Textiles
KS2 – Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Structures, Food, Textiles
DT in EYFS
In EYFS we use 'The early learning goals for Expressive Arts and Design' to deliver what children should know, understand and be able to do by the end of the reception year in DT.
We recognise skills used in DT have cross curricular links eg:
We know skills used in DT projects are skills that will support future job skills eg: resilience, teamwork.