Design and Technology at Gresham

"Design and Technology means you design things using research to solve problems."

"The lessons are really fun and enjoyable."

"I learnt how to make a circuit."

"You design products to stop problems in the world."

We aim to develop the processes of creative thinking; problem solving; questioning and research; purposeful designing; fine motor skills; and evaluative reflection.

We also aim to provide the children with opportunities to design and make; learn focused practical skills; and carry out product analysis.

This will enable children to become independent, creative and innovative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team.

Children look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing ideas and making products and systems.

Pupils will have an opportunity to combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices.

Children learn to reflect on technologies, evaluating their effectiveness. Pupils become critical, informed users of products, enabling them to aspire to become innovators in their own right.