Design and Technology Curriculum Intent
At Linden Road Academy, our pupils experience a Design and Technology curriculum, which allows them to explore their creativity through designing and making. We teach pupils the technical knowledge and understanding they need in order to create effective and appealing products.
Key skills are taught progressively and are embedded to ensure that all pupils make progress and develop as they journey through school.
In our Foundation Stage, the children are taught to explore and use a variety of materials and media to represent their ideas, thinking about their uses and purposes. The children are exposed to a variety of tools and techniques to use, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. The children in Foundation Stage are also given regular opportunities to develop understanding of a technological world. Looking at technology from the past and present and how they have influenced our lives today. This progresses throughout school to encourage the children to have a critical approach to their own designs and creations.
The teaching of Design and Technology follows a lesson sequence of: Research, Design, Skills Burst, Application of Skills and Evaluation. We teach DT throughout the year – ensuring that DT is a feature of every term. Links with science and topics ensure that opportunities to connect the curriculum are enhanced, recapped and consolidated.
You can follow our DT learning by searching on Twitter @Linden_DT or check out our Learning Showcase!