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At Boothstown Methodist Primary School we value Design and Technology as part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum consists of ask it, research it, plan it, create it, test it, evaluate it cycle that incorporate real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to learning. We want our pupils to develop curiosity of how things work and then expand further to think creatively, problem solve and improve products and processes. Pupils will take on the role of developer, evaluator and that of a critique, exploring a range of products in depth. We believe Design and Technology is best delivered through a hands-on approach that often links with other areas of the curriculum such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computing and Art and Design. Skills and techniques developed through Design and Technology are of great importance in our expanding technological world. Key skills and knowledge have been mapped across the school to ensure progression between year groups. This also ensures that there is no overlap and each year group is aware of the skills that need to be built upon from the previous year. The medium-term planner states what each year group is teaching and how each element from the curriculum fits into the Topic.

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'Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. 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, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.' (National Curriculum, 2013)