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.
(National Curriculum 2014)
The Sutton CP Curriculum Intent
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At Sutton CP, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link this work to other subjects so they can draw on and deepen their subject knowledge across the curriculum.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities children will enjoy exploring products, materials, equipment and techniques that will enable them to develop their knowledge, understanding, skills and technical expertise. Children will have opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses, effectiveness and its impact on daily life and the wider world. They will engage in a process of design and making, creating a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with purpose and enthusiasm.
During this process it is our intention that children will learn how to take risks, understand the value of making mistakes and develop the confidence to get through challenges, becoming resourceful and innovative.