At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful...Today, tomorrow and in the future
The schools total attendance is currently at:91.1% (Since September 2020)
ANGLESEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM INTENT
Inquisitive, Resilient, Independent
At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners.
Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful…Today, tomorrow and in the future
Design and Technology is an inspiring, creative subject. At Anglesey, we encourage children to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as a team. We provide opportunities for children to explore mechanisms, structures, textiles and nutrition. We aim, wherever possible to link D&T to other subjects e.g. Y5 design and build bridges during their Victorian topic where they study Brunel. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products for a purpose, to solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Children are given opportunities to evaluate and reflect on their work and design technology from others, past and present, to encourage risk taking and innovation.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND VALUES
An inquisitive learner has a thirst for learning and wants to discover as much as they can about the world by asking questions.
A resilient learner can bounce back from challenges and problems, but also has the capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing.
An independent learner takes responsibility for their own learning. They are self-motivated and accept that frustration in the present is worthwhile to achieve future success. They take initiative and are good problem solvers.
Pupils develop Inquisitiveness in D&T
Pupils develop Resilience in D&T by:
Pupils develop Independence in D&T by:
CREATIVE, CHALLENGING AND INSPIRING EXPERIENCES
Children are given the opportunity to use materials and unfamiliar tools to practice drilling, screwing, gluing and nailing materials to make and strengthen products. They generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology and allowing innovation and opportunities to improve or change ideas and designs
Developing and creating Viking shields through information learnt in class.
D&T is brought to life in a range of curriculum subjects, for example, linking perfectly to the Viking History Day where children learned to cook like a Viking (vegetable stew), design and weave Viking patterns, and investigate Viking tools used to create long ships.
In D&T children learn new skills to inspire their thinking and designs for future products, for example using levers, wheels and winding mechanisms to create a moving dinosaur offers great inspiration for a history and science project about dinosaurs or transferring the skills they learned in Year 4 science to create a working alarm system .
D&T is often able to be taught through other curriculum subjects at Anglesey through a progression of skills and in line with the National Curriculum. With year groups undertaking a construction, textiles and food project.
Delivery shows clear following of the design process where projects follow: research, design, make and evaluate. Food used is often taken from one of the three gardens we have at Anglesey, including the organic garden in Key Stage 2.
Clear and appropriate cross curricular links underpinning learning in many areas across the curriculum giving children the opportunities to learn life skills and apply these skills in hands on situations in a purposeful context, in an ever changing developing world. The skills learned in D&T will also be transferred during each year groups’ enterprise week, where they develop and produce a product for sale. Previously, as an example, Year 5 have made hanging baskets and involved the local community in their production and sale.
Children will be able to transfer skills learned in D&T to other subjects. As designers, children will develop life long skills.
Each year group keeps a folder of work which clearly shows progression across the year. An additional folder is kept to show evidence of progression across the whole school from Nursery to Year 6. Year managers regularly involve groups of pupils in discussions about their own learning, including reflecting on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.