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Design Technology

The teaching of Design and Technology across the school follows the National Curriculum using the Plan Bee scheme. Children design products with a purpose in mind and an intended user of the products. Food technology is implemented across the school with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare this.

Design and technology is a crucial part of school life and learning and it is for this reason that as a school we are dedicated to the teaching and delivery of a high quality Design and Technology curriculum; through well planned and resourced projects and experiences.

Our Curriculum

DT is all about investigation and exploration of products and design.

Each topic starts off with looking at and investigating products, looking closely at how they have been made, materials and processes used.

We want the children to explore and discover things for themselves; not only investigating the materials and processes but thinking about the tools that have been used and the tools that they could use.

DT is a process that must be reflected on during each stage of design and investigation. Which products/materials/tools are best? Why? Would you do anything different? Learn from each other, reflect all the time with each other.

By the time the children leave Manor Beach we want them to be responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.

Design and Technology can also be very cross – curricular and draws upon subject knowledge and skills within Mathematics, Science, History, Computing and Art. Children learn to take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient. Through the evaluation of past and present technology they can reflect upon the impact of Design Technology on everyday life and the wider world.

Design Technology Curriculum Overview

Design Technology Progression