Calverley Parkside Primary School

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Design and Technology

Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become  creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities  and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of Design and  Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as  functions and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, its uses and impacts.  


When planning our Design and Technology Curriculum, we thought about three key questions:


  • What do we want children to know?
  • How will we teach it to them?
  • How will we know if they have learnt it?


Our Design Technology lessons provide children with opportunities to explore existing products, design and make their own and evaluate their designs. To support this, children complete a Design Booklet throughout the unit of work. An example of a blank one of these can be seen below.