Design and Technology
Possibility, Enrichment, Emotional Awareness, Community
At Battle Hill Primary, Design and Technology is a practical and inspiring subject that prepares children to take part in the development of the current and future rapidly changing world. Our curriculum encourages imaginative, creative thinking and problem solving, both as individuals and as part of a team. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, imaginative, enterprising and capable citizens. Design and Technology equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own designs and products, enabling pupils to examine and talk about how things work. The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create their own product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practise in order to develop as they move through school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows our children to adapt and improve their product - a key skill which they need throughout their life.
We do this by providing:
- An enjoyable and child centred approach
- An inclusive spiral curriculum which builds knowledge and understanding through practise and demonstration of learning
- Teaching and learning in a technology rich environment
- Close work and collaboration with Churchill Community College which allows us to develop engineering citizens of the future
- Enrichment opportunities
- A curriculum that allows our children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths and Science, capturing interests and ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning.
- Stem themed weeks
The Design and Technology curriculum at Battle Hill gives our children access to a high-quality education, which allows them to develop
- Their ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others
- The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs
- The ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely
- A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products
- The ability to apply mathematical and scientific knowledge and skills accurately
- The ability to assess and manage risks in order to manufacture products safely and hygienically
Our curriculum makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our children and their futures as citizens of the country in which we live.
It is designed to broaden aspirations and a belief of gender equality in Design and Technology and other STEM subjects!
Click the image below to see our DT Progression Map