Design and Technology
We believe that ‘Design and Technology’ is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Our curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum. It aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook
Our Design and technology curriculum is enriched through school trips, visiting experts, as well as opportunities such as the biennial STEM week. Cross-curricular links are made with Design and Technology wherever possible to place projects in context and to draw on wider pupil knowledge and experience. Children develop an understanding of technological history, timeless textile skills as well as where their food comes from, including ethical issues surrounding food harvest.