Design and Technology

Through the teaching of Design and Technology we aim to develop the processes of creative thinking; problem solving; questioning and research; purposeful designing; fine motor skills through focused practical skills and evaluative reflection.

We also aim to provide the children with opportunities to work through the essential elements and concepts of Design and Technology which are to research; design and make; learn focused practical skills and carry out product analysis (pupils investigate, disassemble and evaluate existing products). This will enable children to become independent, creative and innovative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team.

Additionally, children must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of 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 will learn to reflect on present and past technologies, evaluating their effectiveness.

Through design and technology, all pupils can become critical, informed users of products, enabling them to aspire to become innovators in their own right.

Gresham’s Design and Technology Learning Journey