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Design Technology

Mrs Thompson leads Design Technology at our school.

At Heronshaw school we aim to inspire and encourage our children to be great thinkers and we provide many practical opportunities where they can creatively solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team.  Through our teaching of design technology we encourage our children to use their creativity and imagination – to design, make – using a range of tools and equipment, and evaluate their own/other’s products considering their own and other’s needs.  We aim to, wherever possible, link their work to other STEM subjects across the curriculum such as computing, mathematics, art and science through our creative learning projects. Our children are given opportunities to reflect on past and present technology designs and their effectiveness. They are taught to evaluate their own designs and make changes to improve them. 

Food technology is also taught across the school with children developing an understanding of where food comes from and the importance of a varied and healthy diet. 

We provide a design technology curriculum that follows the National Curriculum which immerses pupils in learning that is purposeful and engaging. Our design technology curriculum enables our pupils to acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and vocabulary they need to be successful designers and makers in an ever-developing world.  Through our learning projects our children will grow in their understanding of past and present technologies designs and become innovative, creative thinkers achieving an end-product that has been  designed, created and evaluated by themselves. 

Below you will find links to key documents. 

The progression grid shows the key knowledge and skills that are taught from Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 1. Our progression grids also highlight the next steps in the educational journey, therefore include Year 3 expectations.

How do I know what my child is being taught at Heronshaw?

We deliver curriculum information meetings for parents. Presentation slideshows are saved under the Year Group drop down menus.

In addition to this, each year group produces an Overview of Learning that is also saved under Year Groups.

Every subject under the Curriculum tab has detailed Progression Grids which show the full curriculum that Heronshaw has designed for our pupils.

If parents have any questions and would like to know more then we welcome this. Please speak to a member of the team.