Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

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Design Technology

Curriculum Intent:

At Cowley Hill, we provide children with the opportunities to design, create and evaluate within real life, relevant experiences, giving meaning to their learning. Through the carefully designed Design and Technology curriculum at Cowley Hill, we aspire to create the engineers, designers, chefs and architects of the future. We do this by enabling them the opportunities to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose. The children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on learning from mathematics, science, computing and art. In DT, teachers ensure the curriculum is accessible to all pupils, allowing them to flourish and shine.

Curriculum Implementation:

We have carefully designed a progressive DT curriculum that implements a breath of skills through the school. We organise and plan the curriculum to enrich class Topic learning. This allows for an experiential experience.

DT is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, which requires creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination. Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Through the evaluation of past and present technology, pupils can reflect upon the impact of Design Technology on everyday life and the wider world.

Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable pupils. Through high-quality design and technology, education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the school.

At Cowley Hill we begin our DT learning from the Early Years to allow children to engage in opportunities from the earliest stages of learning. In the Early Years, we celebrate children from different culture and ethnicities through exploring cooking, designing and creating products from around the world. This continues through the curriculum from Early Years to Yr 6.