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Design Technology Curriculum information

Subject Vision:  “Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.” James Dyson

Within the Exe Valley Federation, we believe that Design Technology (DT) encourages inquisition and imagination, and promotes an engagement of children who may not ordinarily enjoy practical, hands-on activities. Design Technology teaches children to be aware of the world around them, and to make rational, economic and ecological based decisions, and to understand how their decisions affect people and the environment.

In lessons, pupils explore different questions that life presents them, and develop skills and attitudes to tackle, investigate and find answers to these questions. Pupils will also work as part of a team to solve problems, and take part in class and group discussion, working through different roles, and taking on board constructive criticism. Children look at different situations around the world and consider ways in which Design and Technology could provide positive contributions and improve the quality of life.

For more information about the DT Curriculum at Thorverton C of E Primary School, please click on the links below:

Design Technology Curriculum Statement and Skills and Knowledge Progression

Design Technology Curriculum Overview

At Thorverton we are committed to removing barriers from learning to ensure that all pupils are able to make progress across the curriculum. The document attached below identifies some of the ways that we do this in Design and Technology:

Removing Barriers to Design and Technology