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Design and Technology

At Altrincham CE Primary School, we aim to provide children with a DT education that is relevant in our rapidly changing world.  We want to encourage our children to become problem solvers who can work creatively on a shared project. We believe that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work. Children will be exposed to a wide range of media including textiles, food and woodwork; through this, children will develop their skills, a rich technical vocabulary and resilience.

At Altrincham CE Primary School, Design Technology should be fully inclusive of every child, fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Design Technology, provide a broad and balanced cross-curriculum offer which ensures the progressive development of knowledge and skills.

  • An excellent attitude to learning and independent working.
  • Significant levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.
  • The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in creative and practical activities.
  • The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs.
  • The ability to act as responsible designers and makersworking ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.
  • thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
  • The ability to apply mathematical knowledge.
  • The ability to manage risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically.
  • passion for the subject and knowledge of, up-to-date technological processes and innovations in materials, products and systems and their contribution to society.
  • Develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making things.
  • Enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas.
  • Explore computing as a means of design.
  • Encourage children to be analytical and critical when they are considering and analysing products
  • Foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things
  • Understand key Design Technology threshold concepts.

Design Technology Framework