Design Technology

Vision for DT at RPNS

Design and Technology (D/T) forms and important part of the creative curriculum. We at Ringmer believe D/T education should stimulate creativity and imagination through problem solving and the production of quality products. We believe it should be taught as an individual subject as well as being incorporate into wider curriculum themes where appropriate.

Key Stage 1:

The children will learn to design purposeful, functional and appealing products based on a design criteria. They will learn how to successfully join materials. They will make a range of products by using a wide range of material and develop their skills in using tools for cutting, shaping, joining and finishing. From this they will learn how to evaluate products and create suggestions of how it could be improved such as being: stronger, stiffer and more stable. They will also learn to cook simple food; sweet and savoury dishes.

Key Stage 2:

The children will learn to design purposeful products that are aimed at particular individuals or groups. They will develop their ideas through detailed planning, evaluation of product design, the use of observational drawings and making prototypes. They will develop skills in how to use different joining techniques. They will make products and learn how to use a wide variety of tool, equipment, materials and components. They will develop there understanding if mechanical, electrical and computer control products. They will learn to design and cook a variety of food with an emphasis on savoury dishes.

Progression of Skills

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