Design and Technology at Hartford Manor is taught using the Projects on a Page scheme of work from the Design and Technology Association (DATA) and meets National Curriculum requirements. Units have been allocated across Key Stages 1 and 2 so that pupils work on projects that encompass food, textiles, mechanisms and structures. Where possible, links are made to other areas of the curriculum.
Within each unit, they will work to meet a specific design brief involving designing, making and evaluating. Each unit also brings its own range of new technical vocabulary (building on prior learning) for pupils to understand and use when talking about their own work and that of others.
In order to give children the best opportunity to develop, expand upon and adjust their ideas, Design and Technology lessons are placed together in one block spanning a number of whole days. During this time, meaningful talk, teamwork, problem-solving and mathematical skills take place.