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Design and Technology Curriculum Intent


In Design and Technology, children learn about designing and making products to solve problems and meet needs. They should be taught about:


  • Designing, producing and using products
  • Techniques of production
  • The use of a range of materials and components
  • The diversity of technological products
  • How to think about design and production
  • Identifying and responding to needs, wants and opportunities
  • How to evaluate materials, processes and products
  • The effects of technology on people’s lives


The Knowledge, Skills and Understanding which children gain through their study of Technology can be regarded in terms of:


  • Enquiry
  • Design
  • Production
  • Materials and components
  • Evaluation