Our DT curriculum has a particular focus on developing practical skills such as sewing, woodwork, paper and card construction and design. We use and explore real life examples and take inspiration from current and historical design as stimuli. The main areas of study are linked to materials, construction, mechanics, textiles (key skills such as weaving and stitching) electronics and computing, as well as a strong focus on using tools and skills when making products.
Topics are carefully differentiated to meet the pupil’s individual skills and key skills are revisited throughout the year groups so that skills are built on over time. There is often a strong link to maths, science and IT. Pupils are encouraged to explore and test materials and designs, different ways of joining materials and simply the enjoyment of using tools - woodwork lessons are always fun!