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D&T

At St Giles’ we are members of the D&T Association, providing advice, support and expert knowledge in the teaching of D&T. We use the progression documents which can be found here, alongside the projects on a page.

Design and Technology education involves two important elements – learning about the designed and made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users. Children acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of materials and components, mechanisms and control systems, structures, existing products, quality and health and safety.

Design and Technology helps you to teach Maths and English and indeed other compulsory subjects on the curriculum in a fun manner and put these subjects into context making them easier to digest and more understandable to younger primary age pupils.

D&T gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

All maintained primary schools in England are required to follow the National Curriculum, which includes Design and Technology as a compulsory subject at Key Stages 1 and 2, with statutory Programmes of Study. The Association has produced a range of resources to support teachers implementing the D&T Programmes of Study including Projects on a Page, a scheme of work including 21 project planners.

Primary Planning Links has general planning guidance and links to resources associated with the Projects on a Page planners.”

Reference: The Design and Technology Association (2020) <https://www.data.org.uk/for-education/primary/>