In design technology our children develop a range of skills in many different contexts across a wide subject area. We aim to develop children’s ability to manipulate and test ideas and designs in order to create a good final product. The children are taught design technology in a range of ways through our topics to help them create links between different subjects. In each year group, children will look for ways to improve and develop their designs further using new techniques and skills they have learnt.

In design technology, we promote trial and error with a ‘hands on’ approach to help children face problems head on. We want children to realise that with failure comes success and learning from their mistakes is crucial to learning.

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” — Paula Scher, graphic designer and painter