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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:

  • To be prepared to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies
  • Confidence to use and select a range of tool, materials and components
  • To become creative problem solvers as individuals and members of a team
  • To use computing in conjunction with the design and make process
  • To develop an ability to criticise constructively and evaluate their own products and those of others
  • To develop an understanding of the ways people in the past and present have used design to meet their needs
  • To be prepared for living in a multi-cultural society by teaching consideration for other culture which will be both important and beneficial
  • To have an understanding of healthy eating and environmental impact of technologies and food production
  • An understanding of how to stay safe when using a variety of tools and materials
  • An excellent attitude to learning and independent working
  • A passion for the subject