Design Technology

Our vision:

DT at Bewick Bridge provides children with a real life context for learning. At Bewick Bridge, we want to allow children to aspire to be more through creating opportunities for them in the wider world. Through the DT curriculum, children will be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose.

How we plan and teach for DT:

We plan three units of DT per year, one each term: a materials unit, a food unit and a mechanics unit. We ensure that all skills are covered and that there is progression of these skills by basing our curriculum on the Projects on a Page scheme of work developed by the Design and Technology Association.

All our lessons are rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to learning and linked to either topic or science units.

The teaching of DT follows three stages which are all rooted in technical knowledge and subject specific key vocabulary:

  • Investigate and Evaluate Activities (IEA) (discuss, investigate and where possible disassemble)

  • Focussed tasks - (where DT skills are developed)

  • Design, Make and Evaluate .

DT overview

DT Skills Progression

Copy of Cumulative Vocabulary Progression in DT