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Design & Technology

Design and Technology at Great Bridge Primary School

At Great Bridge Primary School, our aim is to provide a high-quality education in design and technology that prepares our pupils for the rapidly evolving technological world. We believe that design and technology is a vital subject that nurtures creativity and encourages children to become resilient and resourceful individuals.

Our curriculum is designed to be engaging, practical, and relevant to the needs of our pupils. We want to provide opportunities for children to think critically, solve real-life problems, and develop a range of technical skills. Through the study of design and technology, we aim to ignite a passion for innovation, design, and a desire to make a positive impact on society.

Our Design and Technology curriculum is aligned with the National Curriculum. We focus on the following four main areas:

  • Design: pupils will have the chance to work on 'real-world' design briefs. They will develop both individual and group designs, creating initial prototypes for the final product. During this process, they will utilise a wide range of skills including tasting, sewing, and construction.
  • Make: All pupils will engage in the practical aspect of creating a final product based on their design brief, while considering the target audience. They will use appropriate materials and tools to bring their vision to life.
  • Evaluate: After completing the final product, pupils will evaluate it against the original design brief. They will identify areas for improvement and make necessary changes to enhance their work.
  • Technical knowledge: Throughout the design, making, and evaluation process, pupils will actively participate in discussions and document their ideas using subject-specific vocabulary. This vocabulary will progress as they move through school.

By embedding our school values of "all valued, all achieving, all equal" within our design and technology curriculum, we foster an inclusive and supportive environment where every child can thrive and develop their creative potential. Our aim is to cultivate individuals who can think creatively and critically, drawing inspiration from engineers, designers, chefs, and architects. This way, they can create a wide range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems, and food products.