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Design and Technology

D&T is often one of a child’s favourite subjects. Children like making decisions for themselves and doing practical work. They love creating products they can see, touch – and even taste – for themselves. They feel proud to have done so. D&T brings learning to life. It is a motivating context for discovering literacy, mathematics, science, art, PSHE and ICT. Primary Design and Technology also provides a firm basis for later learning in the subject and a platform for developing skills in literacy and numeracy.

Children are given a range of experiences including; mechanisms, textiles, food technology, structures and electrical systems (in Key Stage 2). The DT curriculum has been structured to support children to be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of design. As children progress through the school, the DT curriculum allows them to build upon prior knowledge and skills, giving them opportunities to apply them to a new context. In order to prepare them for their future, DT teaching will also support the children to develop key learning behaviours, such as: resilience, risk taking, resourcefulness, relationships and reflection.

Details of how we approach this subject can be found in the curriculum documents below.