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. Through Design and Technology, pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They 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.
(National Curriculum, DfE)
With this in mind, Our Design and Technology curriculum has been created so that it is progressive, sequenced and contextualised wherever possible in the broader curriculum and real life contexts. The core knowledge and small steps, which are defined in the units of work our teachers deliver every other half term, are based on carefully selected resources from the DT Association as well as taking account of needs identified with local secondary schools to ensure our pupils are prepared for life beyond Abbey View. Pupils will develop the key concepts of designing, making and evaluating, in addition to their technical knowledge and understanding, and applied knowledge of cooking and nutrition. By ensuring all of this is at the heart of our DT curriculum offer, we endeavour to inspire our pupils as they take their learning journey with us as a creator, designer, engineer and developer and so much more!
Online subject links
Craft activities to try at home
An ideas library to inspire model making
Lego building inspiration
Food technology inspiration