Year 1 children constructing a megastructure of London Bridge
Year 5 children with Roman Shields
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Design Technology

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. We deliver DT learning through 'stand-alone' skills development, projects and tasks. We use the content from the Kapow curriculum, to ensure pupils experience a breadth of opportunities to learn and develop skills.

Christ Church uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in Design and Technology lessons. The principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in the subject. Teachers are consistent in ensuring that children apply their knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, and making products and then evaluating them for further improvement. This is completed through a mixture of whole class teaching and individual/group activities. Within lessons, we give children the opportunity to work both on their own and to collaborate with others, listening to other children’s ideas. Children have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT to support them with their learning. The skills of Design and Technology are planned and taught using the KAPOW curriculum. We plan activities to build upon the prior learning of children and ensure that children of all abilities are given the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding.  

At Christ Church Primary School, we aim to ensure that all of our pupils talk of a love of Design Technology.

We strive for our children to be ambitious and creative during their design process.