Design and Technology Curriculum Intent
At Shrivenham C of E Primary School, design and technology (DT) is taught where possible within the context of a topic which allows the children to design, create and build within a relevant and real context giving each project purpose. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to develop a deep understanding of the design and make process as they move through the school, whilst combining and applying the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects (particularly maths, science, computing and art). The evaluation of existing and created products is an integral part of the design process and children are given opportunities to adapt, innovate, build resilience, become resourceful and develop creativity through this process. Our aim is to inspire the children through the evaluation, disassembly and creation of a wide range of products and by investigating the works of engineers, designers, chefs and architects from the past and present, thus developing their creativity, wonder and interest in the subject.
Aims of the Design and Technology Programme and Shrivenham: