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Design and Technology

Design and Technology at Nine Acres Primary School
 
 
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.
 
At Nine Acres, 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.
 

Articulate - Our DT curriculum is ambitious and gives our pupils opportunities for both independence and resilience. Through a rigorous design process, children experience the various disciplines of DT including mechanisms, textiles, food and hygiene, structures and electrical systems. They are supported to research and explore their own ideas based on research and product evaluation. 

 

Passionate - Our children have opportunities to make links to other disciplines of learning, such as science and art, through our technology curriculum which empowers them to take ownership of the designing and making process.  Through our immersive and memorable experiences, they become committed and passionate designers working towards a purposeful outcome. 

 

Persuasive - Through an emphasis on debate and evaluation, children can explain their decision process within the context of Design and Technology. The emphasis we place on evaluation, and its importance to the design process helps us to strive for excellence. 

 

Positively influence the world around us - Our curriculum has a foundation of real-life contexts, which children experience purposeful problem solving with relevance to the world around them. They are encouraged to consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values.