Design & Technology – curriculum information

Our vision, at Broadacre, is to inspire designers and creators of the future. We aim to inspire curiosity and creativity within our children, that encourages them to solve real problems using innovative ideas. Through following a clear and sequenced design process, which sees them investigate, refine their skills, design, make and evaluate their products, our children are motivated to become resourceful and imaginative thinkers.

We will provide all pupils with a broad range of opportunities through the three Design and Technology strands; construction, textiles and food technology. We aim for our children to leave Broadacre with not only the practical skills acquired from D&T, but also personal skills such as problem solving and risk taking, providing them with solid foundations to build upon.

As designers and creators, children at Broadacre will:

  • Be encouraged to use their creativity to think of new and innovative ideas.
  • Be given the tools and skills needed to expand on their ideas by making products and improving on them.
  • Be equipped with important practical and personal skills.

Further information:

‘Adult interactions in early years are well planned to support resilient and purposeful learning.’

Ofsted comments

‘The school has specially resourced provisions for pupils with SEND, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder.’

Ofsted comments

‘Teachers are supported to plan stimulating and interesting lessons.’

Ofsted comments

‘The school provides a happy and welcoming environment with a ‘family feeling’ in the new, large school building.’

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‘The early years learning area is bright and inviting, with a focus on vocabulary development through song and rhyme.’

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils regularly revisit past learning, and assessments are used effectively to plan next steps.’

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‘Pupils with SEND receive high-quality and effective support, allowing them to access the full curriculum.’

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‘Staff and pupils show great respect for each other.’

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‘A new phonics scheme has been introduced, improving the teaching of reading.’

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‘The curriculum includes personal, social, and emotional development, with a focus on values such as democracy and respect.’

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‘Pupils’ behavior is extremely good, with a calm and purposeful atmosphere.’

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‘High expectations for all pupils are maintained by all adults at the school.’

Ofsted comments

‘The mathematics curriculum has improved significantly, leading to confident problem-solving abilities in pupils.’

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