Design and technology

At Wroughton, our Design and technology curriculum allows children to successfully think, work and communicate as a designer. The learning is spread through a range of different disciplines and refers to outstanding practitioners in this field. Children are able to design, make and evaluate their work whilst building on their resilience and collaborative skills.

We follow the ‘CUSP’ Curriculum for Science, History, Geography, Art & Design and Design & technology.

The CUSP Curriculum is:

  • ‘Connected’
  • ‘Cumulative’
  • ‘Coherent’

CUSP is underpinned by evidence, research and cognitive science. Modules are deliberately sequenced for robust progression and allows teachers to focus on the lesson.

There is an emphasis on oracy and vocabulary acquisition, retention and use to break down learning barriers and accelerate progress. A rich diet of language and vocabulary is deliberately planned for.

Specific skills are discreetly taught and practised so that they become transferrable. The sequenced modules activate prior learning, build on skills and deepen knowledge AND understanding. Learning, vocabulary and content is cumulative; content is learned, retrieved and built upon.