By developing the coverage of the DT offer at Park, we aim to create an inclusive curriculum which is both creative and challenging. By doing so, children are able to build strong skill sets that develop over the duration of their time here at Park Primary School.
At Park, DT is taught once per term as part of a 1.5 day project. There are four categories of project and each Key Stage has an opportunity to complete one or more of each category. The categories are:
Food: As part of their work with food, pupils are be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.
Textiles: Pupils use a variety of tools and fabrics to create items that have a practical application such as purses or tapestries.
Structure: Pupils use a variety of tools and materials to explore how structures can be made stronger and more durable
Computing and Development: Pupils use their knowledge of STEM and apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.
We aim to teach the children how to use the skills they have learnt in other areas of the STEM curriculum such as mathematics and science, and apply them to real world use. They are encouraged to work with their peers to research the components of their projects, before designing and making their projects and finally evaluating their own and their peers’ work.