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Design Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.

At Combs, we believe that Design and Technology helps to prepare children for the developing world and encourages them to become curious and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. They are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Forest School, Computing, Art and after school clubs such as Gardening and Construction. 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.

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
-develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
-build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
-critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
-understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Design Technology (DT) Progression of Skills and Knowledge