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Design Technology

Our Vision: “To enable children to make sense of the ‘made world’ in which they live through applying their substantive and disciplinary knowledge to design solutions to solve problems, preparing them for work in design industries.”

Design Technology Curriculum

Through our design technology curriculum we aim to develop children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. We encourage children’s creativity and encourage them to think about important issues locally and around the world.

Send Statement

Design Technology promotes a curriculum that puts all pupils, regardless of their needs, at the heart of what we do. By building mutual respect, we accept others for their differences believing that everyone is special and everyone has something to offer. Our inclusive and enriching curriculum, written for all children, provides pupils with meaningful and aspirational experiences as well as promoting personal growth for life-long learning. When the curriculum needs adapting, to suit the needs of individual children, appropriate modifications are made by the class teacher with support of the SENDCo and the Curriculum Subject Lead.

Books used to support the curriculum

Cultural Capital

Our curriculum is designed so all children are active participants in the research, design, make and evaluate process. They actively create their own products and work together to evaluate and improve their work. Children are all unique human beings and our design technology curriculum allows them to be hands on, exploring, researching and creating. The children are able to use their hands to explore materials, to twist, to turn, to bend, to mold, to cut, to tear, to join, to draw and to label.  They are given many opportunities to explore and experience all those wonderful haptic moments which are essential to developing as a human being. We provide opportunities to learn about design technology around the world. The children research various bridges, they cook using various seasoning and ingredients. They research skylines around the world and how electricity is used to light these.

Useful links and Documents for Parents

Primary Design and Technology resources (stem.org.uk)

KS2 Design and Technology – BBC Teach

KS1 Design and Technology – BBC Teach

Our Values and Ethos

We have a set of school values that were devised in conjunction with our Governors, pupils, parents and staff

Friendship & Trust

Always our Best

Thankfulness

Compassion

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

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