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Design and Technology (DT)

At Thorpe 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. Children are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

Through the DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose. Design Technology projects are made cross curricular wherever possible linking to other subjects taught such as mathematics, science, computing and art. We encourage children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and in groups, and results in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. The children are given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness. They are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers, allowing them to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have been taught and applying it practically.

Please read the DT Curriculum Statement of Intent document below for further information.