Design and Technology


Through the teaching of Design and Technology, we aim to provide children with opportunities to learn essential life-skills through projects tailored to meet their needs and interests, making use of local expertise and resources. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable members of society. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


In Early Years Foundation Stage, we relate the development of the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world to the objectives set out in the development bands and Early Learning Goals in the area of Expressive Arts and Design (Exploring and Using Media and Materials and Being Imaginative).


As children progress in to Key Stages 1 and 2, they are given opportunities to investigate, disassemble and evaluate existing products. Innovative, resourceful design decisions then follow, leading to children undertaking focused practical tasks that provide them with skills in the use of tools, equipment and ingredients. Children develop and apply technical knowledge to enhance the quality of products made and show perseverance when solving design problems. They are then encouraged to evaluate their own product, focusing on positive aspects and possible improvements which could be made.

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Winsford High Street Community Primary School, High St, Winsford CW7 2AU

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