Design & Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. We aim for all of our pupils to enjoy learning and to remain inquisitive about the design and technology of things around them. The DT curriculum for Chalton Lower School aims to equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to design, make and evaluate a range of products that solve real-life problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. At Chalton Lower School the children are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. In all areas of DT the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product. Every child will have the opportunity to learn and extend their understanding, experience and application in the use of technology, including I.C.T in as wide a variety of situations as possible. Our DT curriculum has been designed specifically to be knowledge and vocabulary rich. Our lessons are underpinned by rich and varied opportunities to learn to talk and learn through talk. The curriculum is carefully sequenced to show progression throughout the Key Stages. It builds upon previous knowledge, understanding and skills.

Click here for the Primary Curriculum for DT