At New Brancepeth, Design and Technology is studied throughout the school. It is taught in alternative half-term units alongside Art and Design, following the National Curriculum and links to topics to ensure a well-structured approach. The key terms of Design and Technology are developed from EYFS to KS2, with exploring, designing, making, evaluating, technical knowledge and cooking and nutrition being recurrent themes.
Topics are organised around Discovery Federation’s Long Term Plan which you can view under by clicking on either ‘Cycle A’ or ‘Cycle B’, which allows children to study a range of skills and techniques specific to the subject. Each year, there is a clear progression of skills and vocabulary which build on prior learning – such as using tools and techniques with increasing mastery. Lessons engage the children and scaffolding is provided to make lessons accessible for all.