Design & Technology – curriculum information

DT lessons at Wheeler are practical and engaging which allow pupils to be creative and design products suitable for the modern world. These lessons will develop resilient learners, who can adapt and refine when faced with challenges, enabling them to be effective problem solvers.

Teaching will develop pupils’ knowledge to; be creative thinkers and problem solvers who are resilient when faced with a challenge, design products that are relevant for modern society, create products through exploring and experiencing, be adaptable and develop and refine both skills and techniques, and continually evaluate products to carry out modifications.

As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Become proficient in drawing painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Information for parents

Leaders have designed and implemented an ambitious and well-planned curriculum.

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Pupils are excited about adding experiences to their ‘Bag for Life’.

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Pupils are encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others.

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The leader’s vision for the school is demonstrated in the way pupils behave

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There are
opportunities for pupils to attend different clubs and raise funds for charities

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Being at Wheeler is like being part of a family and that makes learning fun

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The pastoral team works well together to ensure that pupils are safe.

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Leaders are passionate about preparing pupils to be good citizens for the world beyond Wheeler Primary School

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Leaders give pupils the opportunity to complete well-planned and exciting
activities, such as performing in front of an audience, in order to create a ‘bag’ full of life experiences as they progress through the school. .

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The support that leaders provide for families is a strength of the school.

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Pupils are proud to be part of the Wheeler family.

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The school has made recent changes to the teaching
of phonics to help pupils get off to the best start with their reading.

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I think the best thing about being a Wheeler pupil is that all of the staff listen and care about you

Children's comments

Pupils take books home which contain the sounds that they are learning in class. This gives them plenty of practice.

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Leaders and teachers have high expectations for every child.

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Pupils report that bullying is rare, but if it happens, staff will sort it out quickly and fairly.

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The staff are really encouraging. They always help us to be the best we can be

Children's comments

Parents say that the school is ‘fantastic’ and that staff ‘greet the children come hail, rain or shine’ every morning as they arrive.

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The teachers are so supportive they help and guide you all the way through the year

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The best thing is having someone to go to when you’re upset

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They want pupils to ‘Be Respectful, Responsible and Resilient in Learning and Life’

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Everyone cares for each other and that every teacher adds a little bit of fun into every lesson

Children's comments

Throughout my time at Wheeler, I have been given so many opportunities to experience and learn new things

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Pupils enjoy coming to Wheeler Primary School every day.

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It is a safe and happy place to learn.

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Pupils in key stage 2 talk confidently about a wide range of authors and texts they have read.

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Classrooms are calm and purposeful places for pupils to learn.

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