Primary D&T: Creating an Outstanding Curriculum at KS2


Target Group Primary D&T subject leaders and KS2 Teachers


21 November 2018
Price: £ 276.00
Venue: Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
Time: 8.30 registration for a 9am start
Cost of course is £230 + VAT

Please note:

All delegates will receive a copy of the Design and Technology Association’s popular, customisable primary scheme of work for D&T ‘Projects on a Page’
This full day course will enable delegates to develop an imaginative, high quality design and technology curriculum in their school or class, based on the scheme. Delegates will also consider how curriculum planning in D&T can be linked to science, in line with the Donaldson review of the Welsh curriculum.      
Course Objectives:
  • consider the overarching principles of effective teaching and learning in D&T
  • understand how to achieve National Curriculum coverage and progression at KS2 using ‘Projects on a Page’
  • map KS2 D&T projects in the scheme against the KS2 science scheme of work written by Karen Mills
  • gain first-hand experience of carrying out a D&T project based on ‘Projects on a Page’
  • consider the elements of a high quality medium-term plan for D&T 
  • develop a range of strategies to support teaching and learning

Course Provider: Nerys Tudor Jones

Teaching Experience: Nerys has 20 years teaching experience in Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 in five different primary schools and three authorities. She has been senior leader in 2 and Deputy Head Teacher for 6 years. During this time Nerys has also worked on Welsh Government projects to write new materials and produce resources, including assessments and examples of best practice. She has presented at a Welsh Government conference on cluster, transition and enterprise projects. She has presented at the Birmingham NEC on various successful design and technology projects including food technology, computer aided designs, healthy eating weeks, electrical and computer control. Nerys was invited to represent Wales in the James Dyson Innovation Group, which involved working on an innovative project, incorporating Literacy, Numeracy and thinking skills.

Other experience: Nerys is an author of educational books and was a recipient of a prestigious National D&T teaching award. She has worked on various projects with the Design and Technology Association as her role in the Primary Advisory Group, which includes ‘Projects on a Page’.

In addition to working with Collective Learning as a course provider, Nerys is also Primary Consultant in Design & Technology working alongside schools, running INSET and providing support for schools in the effective delivery of D&T. Nerys believes it is an exciting time for Wales with Prof Donaldson’s recommendations recognising the importance of Science of Technology as an AoLE.