At Howard Park Community School, Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that unlocks the creativity and imagination within all of our pupils. All children engage in designing and making products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, whilst acquiring a broad range of subject knowledge taught progressively through the year groups. The children experience a rich D&T programme. The curriculum has been tailored to teach a variety of creative and practical activities progressively throughout the year groups. Our D&T curriculum has been designed to ensure that the pupils experience a range of exciting, engaging and sometimes risk-taking experiences that draw upon other subject skills such as mathematics, science, computing and art. As with areas of the curriculum, vocabulary is an intrinsic part of the sessions, with staff modelling and developing pupils’ use of the correct D&T terminology throughout the lesson. Pupils are taught the skills needed to participate in an engaging process of planning/designing, making and evaluating. We want to ensure that our pupils have all the skills required to achieve high standards in their D&T creations, therefore basic skills such as cutting out, measuring and drawing accurately are taught and reinforced right through the school.

How Is Design Technology Taught At Howard Park?

The teaching of Design technology is through he structure of plan/design, make and evaluate. In their Design Technology lessons, pupils are expected to find solutions to real problems.

Design Technology lessons are taught through a combination of focusses lessons, or focus days.

For more information regarding our design technology curriculum, please see the links below.