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Design & Technology

Design & Technology at Bridekirk Dovenby CE Primary School


Our aims: 

Design & Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow's rapidly changing world.  Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life.  The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.  It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to developing ideas, and eventually making products and systems.  Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of asesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices.  This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts.  Design and technology helps children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.


Our Objectives:

  • To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when disigning and making things.
  • To enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas.
  • To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
  • To explore attitudes towards the made world and how we live and work within it.
  • To develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to society.
  • To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things.
  • To develop the corss-curricular use of design and technology in other subjects, particularly Science subjects.




We have recently started working with the Kapow scheme for planning and teaching the D&T in school.  Children are taught four strands of 'Designing, Making, Evaluating and Technical Knowledge' which run through each unit.