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Design and Technology

Greatfield Park Primary School Design and Technology Intent Statement


At Greatfield Park Primary School, we recognise that design technology develops children's skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. It inspires children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.


By fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum for design technology, pupils will be able to build on what they already know, understand and can do.  This will be achieved through the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures the progressive development of knowledge and skills.


Pupils will be taught how to develop creative, technical and imaginative thinking skills and to develop confidence to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.  Alongside this, they will learn how to talk about how things work and to develop their technical knowledge, thus supporting the application of pupils’ reading, writing and mathematical skills, using subject specific vocabulary.


Following the process of ‘design, make and evaluate’, pupils will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.  This sequence of learning will be consistently revisited to embed learning and enable pupils to reach expected level in design technology by the end of the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 milestones. 


We will foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things, through experiential learning, using the local environment as a context for learning in design technology.


At Greatfield Park Primary School, design technology is fully inclusive for every pupil.  All pupils with SEND are fully supported and more-able technicians will be challenged accordingly.