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.
We teach DT at regular times during the year, usually once per term. The units of work are often, but not always, linked to the main class topic. Every year group contains a focus on preparing healthy food and the importance of a varied, balanced diet. Pupils continually experience the design, make and evaluate process to ensure their products grow in suitability, quality and functionality as they move through the school. The work of famous designers, inventors and constructions are visited in individual lessons and as part of collective worship.