Statement of Intent:
At Harrietsham Church of England Primary School, children receive a D&T curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. Knowledge and skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice, which will allow them to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product, this is a key skill which can be applied throughout their lives. As children peer-assess work, children will develop our school value of fellowship as they learn to help others develop.
D&T allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, such as Science, Art and PSHE; as well as outdoor learning, where children can test their products in a real-life environment. Children’s interests are captured, ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning. Children will be equipped with the skills to become risk takers and innovators and will have used a range of tools, resources and materials to create effectively constructed and aesthetically pleasing results. This provides children with not only a sense of achievement but a strong foundation for the next steps of their learning and key skills for life.