Design Technology Intent, Implementation and Impact
Design Technology (D.T.) Curriculum
WDPS provides our pupils with opportunities to develop their skills, using a variety of tools and materials, including wood, clay, textiles and food. Children are encouraged to plan, design, make and also evaluate their work through a variety of creative and practical activities. The WDPS Core Values (‘Learner Profile’ and ‘Attitudes to Promote’) are embedded in the children’s learning experiences in the International Primary Curriculum and the WDPS Life Skills Challenge modules including ‘WDPS I Can Do It!’ where the children learn bushcraft skills and how to manage the school allotments.
We believe that children should learn to produce practical solutions to real problems and in so doing they will not only develop their technical understanding and making skills, but they will also learn about design methods and investigate their environment and the materials around them.
At WDPS, during Design Technology lessons, the children will develop the ‘Attitudes to Promote’ and ‘Learner Profile’ values of working together, open mindedness, risk takers, enquirers, communicators, collaboration, creativity, enthusiasm and adaptability.