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Design and Technology

Design and technology is a varied, creative and practical subject. It allows children to use and develop lifelong skills in a range of different contexts, through a variety of media. Children are required to think critically and encouraged to ‘think outside the box,’ in order to find solutions to real life problems. It is cross curricular, drawing on, and developing the skills required to be successful in maths, science, computing and art.

Design and technology teaches our children:

  • the life skills of planning, design, construction, problem solving and evaluation.
  • to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality products for a wide range of users.
  • how to assess risk, take suitable precautions and make adaptations to ensure the safety and welfare of all.
  • how everyday items are designed and produced and why decisions are made about construction techniques and materials.

Design and technology teaches children how to research, plan, create, problem solve, adapt, evaluate and think critically. Children develop essential practical skills that can be used creatively across all subjects throughout the curriculum, and into later life. Design and technology allows children the opportunity to work independently, and develops the skills of collaboration and team work, transferable across all curriculum areas.