Design Technology at Cropredy CE Primary School

At Cropredy CE Primary School our design and technology curriculum is fun, exciting and progressive and is fully inclusive to every child.

We ensure that design and technology is given the same importance as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences, whilst developing their creative learning responses to different tasks.

The aims of teaching design and technology in our school are:

  • Develop creative, technical and imaginative thinking in children and to develop confidence to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

  • Enable children to talk about how things work and to develop their technical knowledge,

  • Apply a growing body of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make prototypes and products for a wide range of users,

  • Encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques when making a product, whilst following safe procedures,

  • Develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society,

  • Foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things,

  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, and the work of others,

  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and to learn how to cook,

  • Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.