At Victoria Community School, we provide our children with exciting opportunities to develop their creative, analytical and problem-solving skills both as individuals and as part of a team. We aim to provide children with a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.
Our aims are:
- to stimulate interest, enjoyment, curiosity and concern about technology.
- to develop an awareness of the significance of DT and the effects it has on the community, wider society and the environment.
- to develop a range of personal qualities such as safety awareness, perseverance, initiative, resilience and self-evaluation.
- to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of DT through planning and communicating ideas, and working with tools, equipment, materials, components and ingredients to make quality products.
Our Design and Technology Policy outlines:
- our rationale
- our subject aims
- the organisation of DT teaching and learning
- an outline of DT progression within our school
- assessment of DT
- special needs/gifted and talented
- enrichment opportunities
- health and safety
Scheme of Work:
We use the "Projects on a Page" scheme of work for Design and Technology at key stages 1 and 2. See below for an example from each key stage.
Recording Design and Technology at Victoria Community School:
We use "learning journey" style scrapbooks to record the processes of planning, designing, creating and evaluating in order to show progression and content of each unit.
This is what we have to say about Design and Technology at our school:
- You build or make things like castles, cars, or buildings.
- We made soup, stockings, presents and cookies.
- It is a subject where you make models and cook.
I made a shelter to stay at the Amazon Forest. I used cardboard, sticks, foil, tape and colourful paper.
- I like making and designing. It is fun and I learn how to make useful things or how to cook.