St Mary's Catholic Primary School

DT Design and Technology

Intent: To teach children to take risks, become resourceful and innovative. To equip them with the knowledge and skills to think creatively and problem solve.

Implementation: At St Mary's D&T is taught as part of a thematic approach, with links being made to other areas of the curriculum where possible. St Mary's follows the National Curriculum for D&T in all year groups to enable children to make good progress from EYFS to Year 6. The school uses the Lancashire planning as a basis for what we teach. Lessons are taught through topics with half a term spent on each topic.

Teachers deliver Design and Technology projects with a clear structure: research, design, make and evaluate. Each year group will undertake a construction topic, a textile topic and a food/drink topic. Each year group will also take ownership and responsibility a garden plot and for cultivating the relevant crops.

Assessment is tracked on the school assessment system of Target Tracker.