Design & Technology
At St Luke’s we endeavour to teach our children to become creative and innovative thinkers. With an ever changing world, we aim to provide our pupils with the skills needed to create, design and build a variety of technology based products. Our curriculum is based upon the New Curriculum targets and skills, in conjunction with original QCA documentation. Our Design and Technology leader has developed a structured progression of skills which has been distributed to all staff as a focus for the map.
Throughout the school pupils are taught the skills to safely use a range of materials and equipment, including ICT based software and food. In Early years the focus is on exploring the world around them and developing the gross and fine motor skills they need to successfully approach the Key Stage one curriculum. Within Key stage 1 and 2, pupils follow a structured progression of skills focusing on food, materials, textiles, electrical and electronics, construction, mechanics and computing.
Many units are designed to reflect the themes being taught within year groups and children are encouraged to make suggestions, evaluate and improve their designs during all parts of the process. Where possible the school participates in national and local initiatives like our link to the University of Manchester Engineering Department. We have whole school technology days where each year group works on a similar project but where the outcomes are very different. Visitors are invited in to share their expertise with the children in order to provide meaningful and exciting learning experience.
Click on the links below to view our DT policy and progression grid/topics: