At Grange Primary School we aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education. Following the Plan Bee curriculum, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. It can be found in many of the objects children use each day and is a part of children’s immediate experiences. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
At Grange Primary School the design and technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
To ensure all of the children at Grange receive the best possible design technology curriculum, we ensure that skills and knowledge are covered and progress through the different year groups, phases and key stages. The following documents show how we have mapped out our DT across Grange Primary School.
National curriculum programme of study
Intent, implementation and impact statement