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Design Technology

‘Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. 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. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.’

(The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England, Design and technology, page 180)




Design Technology allows pupils to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. Children will learn to problem-solve, make on-going changes and improvements during the design and make process. Through first hand experiences, pupils will learn to critique, evaluate and test their own ideas and products and the work of others. Design Technology teaches pupils to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook, teaching pupils about the seasonality of ingredients and how they are grown, caught or reared. Through Design Technology, pupils’ understanding of key developments in history is broadened when researching important individuals and their inventions. At Camp Hill Primary our ethos is to provide every individual child with rich, creative and inclusive experiences which prepare them for a lifetime of learning and challenges! Through our warm, caring and compassionate approach, we will support and nurture every unique and special member of the Camp Hill family.


# Inspirational thoughts:

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works" - Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc.

"Design is intelligence made visible" - Alina Wheeler, author

"It's through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good" - Paula Scher, graphic designer and painter

Examples of Design at Technology at Camp Hill Primary School

Design Technology: National Curriculum

Robotics Club at Robot Wars 2022!