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Design Technology

The Design and Technology curriculum at Tannery Drift First School aims to provide children with opportunities to learn about and apply a range of processes needed to design and make successful products. Through our progressive curriculum, we encourage our children to be inspired to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems, and food products with a real-life purpose. We offer children opportunities to research, design, make and evaluate products involving textiles, food, and construction.

In the Early Years, we focus on teaching children to identify resources and their uses. Across KS1 and KS2, the children make their own product designs which require increasing technical skill.

Our D&T curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts, and values to enable children to tackle real-life problems. It encourages analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, link learning to other curriculum areas, such as Geography, History, Science, English and Art. When leaving us in Year 4 we want our children to consider themselves innovators, with the ability to manage risks and manufacture products safely and hygienically.