Design & Technology

Subject Leader: Mrs Spooner


“All our engineers are designers and all our designers are engineers.”
– James Dyson


Intent

Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject which encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team.

Through the study of our Design and Technology curriculum, we encourage and inspire our pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideation, creation and evaluation. We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others.

Through the acquisition of progressive knowledge and skills, we aim to develop children’s creative, technical and imaginative thinking so that they can design innovative, thoughtful products for a range of users. They will understand how to apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Our aim is for our pupils to become resourceful, innovative and competent young designers, who are given the opportunity to explore their own ideas and develop the creative and practical skills required to solve real and relevant problems.

Through the Kapow scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of the impact of design of technology in our lives and encourage pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.

Our Design and Technology aims align with those in the national curriculum and our scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the national curriculum.


At Cheetwood Community Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding Notice

At Cheetwood Community Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.