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. (National Curriculum 2014)
Our vision for D&T is to creatively design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems, considering the needs of others and themselves.
At Bryn Offa CE Primary School, each class completes a Design & Technology project per term; allowing the children to experience designing, creating and evaluating real and relevant products, which have a user and a purpose. Our Medium Term Plan has been split into a 2 year cycle for each class so the children can experience the breadth and depth of our Design & Technology curriculum.
Here are some pictures of previous D&T Projects:
Class 2 – Wheels and axles project:
Class 4 – Shell structures project (Christmas Shortbread):
Class 4 – Simple Circuits and Switches:
Class 2 – Safari Hides (Frame Structures):
Class 4 – Shell structures (Children’s Cereal Packaging):
Each year, for Christmas, Class 4 practice their sewing skills by making a Christmas decoration. Here are some of the ones made in December 2020.