Design and Technology
What does DT look like at Archbishop Hutton’s?
Our exciting DT curriculum enables the children to share ideas, express their opinions and apply knowledge and techniques learned in a wide range of meaningful contexts. It offers opportunities for all children to investigate, research, question, design, make and evaluate their own products. It also enables the children to challenge themselves. Starting with a focus on real life products, research and evaluation. This encourages us to think clearly and analytically about our design work.
Where possible, learning will be supported and enriched by practical resources, visitors and different media and materials. We work closely with Lancaster University's Enginering department who lead annula sessions for KS2. Every other year we also have a Invention Convention in school where children from across the school work together to solve STEM themed problems.
Progression of knowledge, techniques and understanding is carefully planned, reviewed and adapted yearly to ensure that children’s learning builds effectively over time.
Why is DT an important part of our curriculum?
Design Technology encourages children to develop their designing, making and evaluation. Thinking analytically about a problem and using creative approaches, encourages enquiry and resilience.
Studying DT includes the use of a broad range of knowledge and understanding. It prompts engagement in a wide variety of activities. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Through evaluation of past and present Design and Technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
To enhance our provision for DT, we use the Kapow DT scheme of work.
The knowledge we teach in each year group can be found by clicking here.