“Everything is designed. Few things are designed well!” Brian Reed

Intent: At Northgate Primary School, Design and Technology prepares our children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Through an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject we encourage our children to learn and think creatively to solve problems. Design and Technology is cross curricular and will enable children to use their subject knowledge within mathematics, science, history, computing and art.

  • Sense of belonging to develop children’s sense of belonging we encourage children to use their creativeness and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems with a variety of contexts. Design and Technology enables children to identify needs and opportunities and respond to these by developing a range of ideas by making products and systems.
  • Confidence in communication Children have opportunities to develop research, investigate and establish their own ideas independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Team work allows children to intervene creatively to solve problems and share their design concept.
  • Resilient attitude Through the study of Design and Technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. This allows children to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design, its uses and its effectiveness. Children become innovative, enterprising, resilient, risk-takers which equips them with skills for the future.