Our design and technology curriculum aims to inspire pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation of the product design cycle through planning, making and evaluation. We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks through drafting design concepts, modelling and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others. Through the Kapow scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.
At Gilbertstone, we deliver our Design and Technology curriculum through a scheme of work from Kapow. The KAPOW Design and Technology scheme of work is designed to follow the five strands of the National Curriculum:
Through Kapow Primary’s Design and Technology scheme, pupils respond to design briefs and scenarios that require consideration of the needs of others, developing their skills in six key areas:
The Kapow scheme is a spiral curriculum with areas revisited with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revisit and build on their previous learning. Lessons incorporate a range of teaching strategies from independent tasks, paired and group work including practical hands-on, computer-based and inventive tasks.