At Merton Bank Primary School we teach Design Technology through focused Design Technology skills lessons as well as lessons linked to class learning journeys and class books.
The National Curriculum for Design Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook
Assessing Design and Technology at Merton Bank
Design and Technology feedback is mainly given verbally by teachers, teaching assistants and sometimes by peers. When appropriate, some pieces of Design and Technology research, plans and evaluations will have written feedback in the form of next steps.
Assessments are made half termly and monitored by the subject leader.
Design Technology in the Early Years
Design and Technology Subject Leader – Mrs E McKenna