At Bishop’s Castle Primary School, we have designed our Design Technology (DT) curriculum with the intent that all children, regardless of background, will become confident designers with a wide range of knowledge and practical skills that they apply successfully to design and make high quality products.
We aim to ensure that our DT teaching and learning activities are relevant, resulting in products that solve real problems, linked to the wider school curriculum.
DT holds numerous opportunities for children to learn experientially, work independently and with others, widen their horizons, develop communication and language skills, apply mathematical and scientific knowledge, plus explore their own creativity. Children are encouraged to try ideas and learn from mistakes, innovating and taking sensible risks with their designs, whilst considering appropriate health and safety measures. We expect children to evaluate their products and consider improvements, continually striving to create the best products they can, of which they will be rightly proud.
Recommended reads for Design Technology
These brilliant story books and picture books introduce a range of design ideas in a way that children will love.