Design & Technology
At Lamberhurst St Mary’s, we promote The National Curriculum statement that: ‘High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.’
Throughout the school we ensure that our pupils are taught an inspiring, rigorous and practical design technology curriculum.
From EYFS through to Year 6 the children are supported to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.
We use the expert subject resource ‘Kapow’ as the basis to teach a spiral curriculum, where pupils return to key learning again and again throughout primary school, each time with a greater complexity.
Each unit project follows the design, make and evaluate format while building technical knowledge and vocabulary.
In KS1 and KS2, design and technology projects are taught for three terms in the year, with Art and Design being taught for the other three terms.
Cooking and Nutrition is taught and studied for one term each year, with the other terms covering: Structures, Mechanisms, Textiles, Electrical Systems or Digital World Projects.
Through the DT curriculum, we aspire for our children to become confident and engaged designers and engineers. We achieve this through educational trips, workshops, visitors and speakers, plus inspiration of professional and renowned engineers, designers, chefs and architects, learned about in their formal teaching and lessons. With examples of real-life purpose, they experience DT in the working world.