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Design and Technology

“The nature of design and technology is such that it should provide opportunities for pupils to engage in activities that are challenging, relevant and motivating. This should give pupils enjoyment, satisfaction and a sense of purpose.” (DATA Primary Guidance, p4)


At Burnside Primary School we believe that Design and Technology is important because it encourages pupils to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. Our children develop technical understanding and making skills, learn about design methods and investigate their environment and the materials around them.


DT is not taught in isolation, although it often requires its own creative approaches, skill set and techniques throughout the design process. Wherever possible the design objective is linked to other areas of the curriculum and the projects our children complete draw on disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computing and Art. Pupils are given opportunities to apply learning from across the curriculum to give their work practical context and they apply these skills to “real world” problem solving. Within this “real world” approach opportunities are available to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, learning to take risks they become resourceful, innovative and capable citizens.

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