Our DT lessons are planned to cover knowledge, understanding and skills progressively from EYFS through to the end of KS1. We use practical experiences that inspire children to create, innovate and design whilst solving real life problems. We teach evaluation skills, both evaluating existing products and our own creations, as well as the building language of problem solving and an understanding of designing and creating solutions. We ensure that we allow time to reflect, improve and evaluate throughout the design and making process.
Sequential lessons in DT build skills alongside understanding and language. We start by evaluating a product or problem then introduce new skills and knowledge which are used to produce a product or solve a problem. Key vocabulary is built into each lesson and is reviewed throughout the sequence of lessons to deepen understanding and offer narrative to the work being undertaken. There are opportunities built in for exploration and consolidation of skills in different contexts.