At Winhills, our DT curriculum is designed to engage, challenge and create opportunities for children to gain a broad range of skills. We teach a high-quality range of skills to equip the children to be able to design, make and evaluate working pieces that have a function and purpose. Using a spiral scheme of work (from Kapow Primary), the children are enabled to return to the same skills over time throughout their primary years. Through revisiting each skill set taught, a greater depth of learning is acquired which allows the children to be exposed to more complex areas within a topic. Children will then build upon their prior knowledge in order to stretch their understanding and skill sets.
DT in Key Stage 1
During Key Stage 1, the children are introduced to subject specific vocabulary, skills and tools alongside high-quality guidance and techniques in order to reach their full potential. Children begin with three main topics. Textiles, where they learn to sew a running stich to join two pieces of fabric together. Structure, where they start to use their mathematical knowledge of shape and size to support their understanding of strength and stability and mechanisms, where the children learn the basic elements of movement such as a pivot, hinge and axel.
DT in Key Stage 2
During Key Stage 2, pupils are taught to develop their existing knowledge through application as they begin to have more awareness of DT skills. They recap what they have learned in Key Stage 1 and take on bigger projects to test their skills further. They begin to challenge themselves during the evaluation to critique their own work and celebrate their successes.
Kapow Primary's DT scheme of work enables children to build on their learning year to year showing their progression to meet the end of key stage attainment targets. These also align in accordance with the National Curriculum.