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Design & Technology

Intent
 

Design and Technology education involves two important elements – learning about how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes. Through Design and Technology lessons, children will acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of materials and components, mechanisms and control systems, structures, existing products and nutrition. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines through our topic approach. Design and Technology encourages pupils to learn to think creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and collaboratively. Being resilient is a huge part of Design and Technology and links to our school values of the 3 R’s.

Implementation
 

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making.

When developing a product, the children are taught to follow the simple steps of design, make, evaluate and apply technical knowledge.

 

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Key skills and knowledge for Design and Technology have been mapped across the school to ensure progression.  Children learn about real-life structures and the purpose of specific examples, as well as developing their skills throughout the programme of study.

Impact

Children learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and respectful 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.

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 Progression Map

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Progression Map EYFS

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