Design and Technology
At Sutton Green, our intention is to provide children with exciting and memorable Design and Technology that link with our cross-curricular projects and teaches the skills set out in the National Curriculum and EYFS Development Matters Curriculum.
In DT we follow the Cornerstones curriculum which ensures progression of D.T. skills throughout the year groups and provides interesting, practical and high quality D.T. lessons. Our children experience and make an informed choice when using a wide range of materials, structures, mechanisms and circuits, and test and explore how these can be improved. They are given the skills to generate and communicate ideas and evaluate their own and others' work. The cross curricular approach gives us the opportunity to support learning in other areas of the curriculum. In addition, we have special weeks dedicated to design and technology, where the skills taught are used to produce a final pieces of work which is displayed in our library area.
Our school is registered as an Arts Award Centre and we have two teachers who are qualified Arts Award assessors (Mrs Richards EYFS/KS1 and Miss Dunning KS2). The school is also proud to be working towards achieving the Artsmark award and we have an arts ambassador from each class to represent the children's voices regarding The Arts.
We take up D.T. opportunities to work with our local community and were recently involved in a lantern making workshop, following which our Year 6's took part in the Ellesmere Port lantern parade. Through extra-curricular clubs, children have the opportunity to take part in a range of Design and Technology based activities, including cooking and model making.
Our children can make design criteria and use and make choices about components and materials. They are given the skills to work safely to make structures and models and the ability to evalate their own and others' work.