The impact of children’s learning in Design Technology at Intack Primary School is measured by the ongoing monitoring of children’s understanding, knowledge, and skills by the class teacher, throughout lessons. This assessment is then used to inform differentiation and to support and challenge the children. Design Technology is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of book monitoring, looking at outcomes and pupil interviews to discuss their learning and understanding and establish the impact of the teaching taking place. Most children will achieve age related expectations in Design Technology which will help them to develop the confidence to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
By the end of Key Stage Two the children at Intack Primary School will be expected to have learnt the following key skills:
• The ability to talk about how things work and to develop their technical knowledge.
• To apply a growing body of knowledge, understanding and skills to design and make prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
• The ability to select appropriate tools and techniques when making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
• To develop an understanding of technological processes and products and their manufacture and contribution to our society.
• To develop enjoyment, satisfaction, and purpose in designing and making things,
• The ability to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, and the work of others,
• To understand and apply the principles of nutrition and to learn how to cook,
• To understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.