Design & Technology at Eaton Park
Subject leader: Mr D Bell
Subject coach: Mrs Bell
Link governor: Mr Kelsall and Mr Law
At Eaton Park, Design and Technology is an exciting and engaging subject that gives the children opportunities to be hands-on as they make different products using a range of skills and materials; there are a wide range of opportunities to design purposeful, functional and appealing products in a range of relevant contexts.
Our curriculum provides pupils with the chance to develop their skills across a range of contexts, from mechanisms and structures to food and textiles. Pupils initially enhance their knowledge of DT as a subject through progressive, age-specific definitions for the subject in KS1,lower KS2 and upper KS2. The programme of study follows a four-stage process to enable pupils to build the relevant knowledge and skills to produce high-quality products for their target market and audience using a variety of materials. Through the Explore, Design, Create, Review stages, pupils work towards becoming creative problem solvers that are able to learn transferable skills to use in the real world.
Pupils are given opportunities to select from and use a range of tools, equipment and materials to perform practical tasks. They explore and evaluate a range of existing products as well as evaluating their ideas and products against their own design criteria. All of this is underpinned to links across the rest of the subject areas in the curriculum and the topic areas covered within each year band.