design technology curriculum
The National Curriculum guidance is always our starting point when planning our curriculum. This guidance from the Department of Education sets out clear aims and course content for each subject.
We ensure we cover each aspect of this, then apply it to our own Curriculum approach.
Throughout our curriculum we believe in a subject specific teaching approach. The exact units to be taught are identified on our subject curriculum maps. One curriculum map is a basic outline. The other is a more in-depth curriculum map with the National Curriculum objectives matched against each topic.
Our Core Key Skills
For each subject, we have identified a set of Core Key Skills. These are the skills which underpin the children’s learning across the curriculum and enable them to progress and deepen their learning each year.
Aims and High Dividend Concepts
Our subject leader has not only identified the key aims for their subject, but also outlined what the High Dividend Concepts are for their subject. High Dividend concepts are the key concept/ideas that are threaded throughout out curriculum, regardless of year group and topic being topic.
The High Dividend Concept map outlines exactly where these concepts will be taught and explored in further detail.
Our teachers break each curriculum unit down into two key planning documents-the unit summary plan and a Knowledge Organiser. These key documents ensure there is a clear progression throughout the unit, with a secure understanding of what knowledge and skills are required at every stage of the children’s learning journey.
Our curriculum flow charts map out the Sudell approach to delivering a curriculum embedded with experience, knowledge and social conscience.