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Design Technology


When a child leaves this school, we want them to use creativity and imagination to design and make products within a variety of contexts. Pupils can learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design technology they will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. They will develop resilience to work through problems to find solutions. They will learn basic cooking techniques and understand that this is a crucial life skill. They will know how to prepare a healthy and varied diet and know where food comes from.



D&T is usually taught in in short blocks. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. All teaching of DT follows the design, make and evaluate cycle. The design process should be rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to learning. Children learn to evaluate their own products against design criteria. Each step of the design process should be rooted in technical