Pupil voice is an important part of our assessment allowing us to continually reflect on our DT curriculum. Our vision is for children to have a love of DT and that it helps spark their imagination and creativity. Children take pride in the meaningful context of their DT projects and relish opportunities to share their work with their peers, teachers and parents. Often this shines during their reflection and evaluation of their final product. This stage can take different forms across the school as a year group showcase, Oracy based pitch of their ideas or getting feedback from the target audience/ user their product was designed for.
As a school we have planned our units of work to ensure a range of DT units are taught (Food, woodwork, textile, mechanisms, structures, electrical systems) and that the skills taught build year on year through our progression of skills document. Across the school, children’s learning in DT is broken down into four main components, which we assess, plan and structure our learning around:
- Food and nutrition
- Designing for a function
- The making process
- Evaluating and prototyping.