Design Technology

At Penwortham Primary School we intend to build a Design Technology curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

At Penwortham Primary School we aim to teach our pupils to:

  • Master practical skills
  • Design, make, evaluate and improve
  • Take inspiration from design throughout history

Design Technology is a subject which enables links to be made through learning in other subjects. There are strong links to 'My Personal Best' through the following values: resilience, problem solving, curiosity.

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