Lightmoor Village Primary School

Welcome to Design and Technology at Lightmoor

 

 

Intent

It is our intent that through our Design Technology curriculum, children are inspired and given the opportunities to use their imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. The curriculum will enable pupils to acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and use cross curricular learning in subjects such as maths, science, computing and art.  Our curriculum drivers are ‘Celebrating Diversity’ and ‘Endless Possibilities’, through design technology we want pupils to learn how to take risks, consider the needs and views of other and to become resourceful and capable citizens. Opportunities to evaluate past and present deign and technology will enable pupils to develop an understanding of it impact on daily life and the wider world. We want pupils to create links with local businesses and see the real and relevant impact of design and technology in their local environment, as well as insight and inspiration for future career options.

 

 

Implementation

 The foundation subjects at Lightmoor are taught on a cycle to support the working memory of pupils by regularly revisiting each subject during the academic year. This ensures that children achieve depth in their learning. The most powerful knowledge and skills have been identified and given consideration to ensure that progression across topics and year groups is achieved. At the beginning of a new unit of learning, children have the opportunity to recall prior learning as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Through our commitment to inclusion, there are high aspirations for all pupils. Appropriate scaffolding and challenge ensures that the needs of all pupils are met. Cross curricular links are capitalised on to deepen learning and the local businesses will be utilised for real world, relevant links. 

 

Impact

At Lightmoor, our pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. There are opportunities in individual lessons and at the start and end of a unit of work to assess whether children know and remember more. There are clear end points for pupils in all year groups to achieve age related expectations in design and technology. We strive to ensure that all pupils at Lightmoor are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

 

 

     

 

"Design is intelligence made visible." -- Alina Wheeler

 

D.T Lead : Miss Robson

D.T Progression Grids (Reception to Year 6)