Overview - Primary D&T
Design and Technology offers opportunities for children to:
In Design and Technology, children acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of:
In addition they can apply skills in the following areas:
Early Years Foundation Stage Framework - England 2012
How does D&T fit in to the new statutory framework?
When designing and making products children should be thinking about:
Primary National Curriculum – England 1999
All maintained primary schools in England are required to follow the National Curriculum which includes Design and Technology as a compulsory subject at Key Stages 1 and 2. Design and Technology in primary schools will continue in the new National Curriculum. This means the subject will continue to be compulsory and will have new statutory programmes of study in Key Stages 1 and 2, due to be introduced from September 2014. Until then the current National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2 (1999) remain in force.
Foundation Phase – Wales 2008
Designing and making skills should be developed through the statutory Foundation Phase, including stimulating and creative making opportunities across all areas of learning. Children’s progression in design and technology capability should be observed in the context of child development and the stages children move through.
National Curriculum at KS2 – Wales 2008
In Wales, maintained primary schools are required to follow the Design and Technology National Curriculum at Key Stage 2. Children should be given opportunities to build on their experiences during the Foundation Phase. They should be taught to design and make products by combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in contexts that support their work in other subjects and help develop their understanding of the made world.
To support teaching in primary schools, the Design and Technology Association has updated and added to the units of work produced by QCA and produced Creative Curriculum posters.
In addition, members may download a range of over 70 new and adapted units of work from the Primary website.