Design Technology at Hanbury Primary is an important part of the curriculum that promotes children’s skills in designing and making.
They have opportunities to explore artefacts and raise questions related to design and purpose. They will be taught to select appropriate materials and use equipment safely. They are encouraged to refine and redraft their ideas and become critical in their craftsmanship to meet the needs of design specifications.
At Hanbury; we believe that for our children to progress in Design Technology, they need a careful balance of direct teaching, team work and independence.
They need opportunities to experiment and explore in the creation of models and structures. 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.
At Hanbury Primary, Design Technology helps to prepare our pupils for living and working in a technological world. This is achieved by teaching technical understanding, designing and making skills all of which are needed to produce practical solutions to problems. It stimulates both intellectual and creative abilities and develops the personal qualities needed. to complete a design project from initial ideas to a finished product.