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Design Technology

Design Technology at Bewdley Primary School Statement of Intent

Design and technology offers children a chance to use creative thinking and activity within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. It aims to support children to acquire the skills necessary to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world.

It can be found in many of the objects children use each day and is a part of children’s immediate experiences.  However, we also aim to provide opportunities to use the wider community and environment as a resource for lessons.  Parents and other visitors are welcomed into school to talk to the children about aspects of this subject.

To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality D&T lessons we teach through a theme, this allows teachers to make links with other areas in the curriculum.

As a subject, design and technology combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills.

Our aims in the teaching of design and technology are to allow pupils to:

  • Develop design and making skills.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding.
  • Use a wide range of tools and materials.
  • Learn about health and safety and protective measures.
  • Work individually and within a group in a variety of contexts.
  • Develop the capability to create products of a high standard through skills and understanding.
  • Promote creativity and innovation.
  • Explore the man-made world and encourage discussion of how we live and work within it.
  • Develop an interest in and understanding of technological processes and the role of manufacturing in society.
  • Learn the principles of nutrition, healthy eating and how to cook.#

The progression of skills and knowledge in Design Technology is attached below.