Design & Technology

Purpose of Study


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


The National Curriculum in England: Key stages One and Two framework document,

2013, pg 180.


Essential Learning Objectives


At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop five essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of Design, Technology, Cooking and Nutrition knowledge and skills.


These are:


  • To plan, develop and communicate product ideas effectively.
  • To work with a variety of tools, equipment, materials and components to create quality products.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of processes and products created.
  • To develop skills using a range of medium, including; food, textiles, electrical and mechanical components, stiff and flexible sheet materials and mouldable materials.
  • To develop a deepened understanding of healthy eating, seasonality of products and the origins of different food types.


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