Culgaith CofE

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Design Technology


At Culgaith, we believe


Our curriculum map is structured through a sequence of units of work over two years, which link to our half termly topics, which allows and ensures there are opportunities to experience and develop a structured progression of skills and knowledge that builds upon children’s prior learning and experiences. Each year, children will learn about a variety of artists and the artist will underpin the style of art the children will study. 



The national curriculum for design and 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



This is implemented through: 


• A well thought out, whole school, yearly overview of the DT curriculum which allows for progression across year groups in all areas of DT (textiles, mechanisms, structures, food and electrical systems) 

• Well planned and resourced projects providing children with a hands-on and enriching experience 

• A range of skills being taught ensuring that children are aware of health and safety issues related to the tasks undertaken 

• Teachers being given ownership and flexibility to plan for Design and Technology; often teaching DT as a block of lessons to allow the development of skills and engagement with topic.



The impact of our plans is that children at Culgaith School will develop a love of Design and Technology. From having a hands-on, enriching approach to this subject children in year 6 will have gained skills that will continue building and developing as life-long learners.  The study of design and technology is evident and visual throughout the school; in children’s sketch books, displays and models they have made in class.  Impact can also be measured through the progression children have made through the school.