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Design Technology

 

Why is Design Technology important?

 Design Technology helps us to develop as reflective learners, as we work through the design process.

 

Through design technology, we are able to work collaboratively to solve problems and find solutions, teaching us to deal with uncertainty whilst developing communication, organisational and other practical life skills.

 In design technology, we learn to appreciate the needs of others, the built environment and the likely impact of future technologies.

 

 

When is Design Technology taught?
Design Technology is taught both through Skills Development Tasks and through design projects. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.

 

 

How is Design Technology taught?

 Design Technology is taught through a combination of subject knowledge, skill building and design and make projects. Food technology is also taught through

thematic units and our 3D PSHE programme. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.

 

 

What do we learn in Design Technology?

 We learn about:-

 

Mechanisms

Sliders

Levers

Structures

Textiles

 Food technology

Electronics

 

We also complete design technology projects in each phase for specified clients e.g. the pirate, the evil genius, allowing pupils the opportunity to both experiment and apply their knowledge and skills.

 

 

How do we assess and monitor design technology?

At LPS, assessment and monitoring of our subjects is used rigorously to gain an accurate understanding of individual children's progression and to identify any barriers for learning. Staff are well trained in assessing continuously throughout a topic, as well as using summative assessments to inform future planning and teaching.   Subject leaders use a range of monitoring techniques to ensure high impact and  quality of teaching in order to ensure all children are making progress.

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