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Design technology

Design technology (DT) is an inspiring, rigorous, and practical subject. At All Saints Junior School, we have chosen to use units of work from Kapow to form the core basis of our design technology curriculum, and it is our intent that this subject is taught in all year groups through three projects per year.

These projects are well-planned units of learning, which ensure progressive coverage of the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the National Curriculum.

Through our DT projects, we aim to inspire our children by offering a broad range of practical experiences to create innovative designs which solve real and relevant problems within a variety of different contexts.

The iterative design process is fundamental and runs throughout the units. This process encourages children to identify real and relevant problems, critically evaluate existing products and then take risks and innovate when designing and creating solutions to the problems. As part of the iterative process, time is built in to reflect, evaluate and improve on prototypes using design criteria.

Opportunities are provided for children to evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment and helping to inspire children to become the next generation of innovators.

You can find a full description of our design technology curriculum intent, implementation and impact in the document below.