Design & Technology
At Norbury C of E Primary School we know that Design and Technology in primary schools develops young children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. Design and Technology encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.
We make best use of our qualified Forest School Leaders and the natural resources available to us at our Forest School site to provide children with regular opportunities to safely use tools and create products.
The document below shows the core progression for children in Design and Technology across key stage. We follow the ‘Projects on a Page’ scheme from the Design and Technology Subject Association which is quality assured and provides progression and coverage of the NC programmes of study for KS1 and 2. Each DT project includes three types of activity:
- Investigative and Evaluative Activities- where children learn from a range of existing products and find out about D&T in the wider world
- Focused Tasks- where they are taught specific technical knowledge, designing skills and making skills
- Design, Make and Evaluate Assignments- where children create functional products with users and purposes in mind