“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, design is knowing which ones to keep.”
As designers, children must have a coherent overview of the design process. We teach children to: design, make, evaluate, and apply. To do this we use the CUSP curriculum which ensures that children are equipped with the vocabulary and disciplinary skills to succeed.The curriculum is organised into blocks, with each block covering a particular set of disciplines. Vertical progression is used so children revisit key disciplines with increasing degrees of challenge and complexity.Opportunities to develop vocabulary in Design Technology is entrenched within the CUSP curriculum by using use it, know it and own it vocabulary matrixes.
We ensure that all children, including SEND pupils, have full access to Design Technology by carefully planning and creating opportunities for all children to think hard during the design process.
At the end of a block, we assess children on what they know and what they are able to do.