Design & Technology

Design and Technology

Here at Eaton Park Academy, Design and Technology connects with a variety of other subject areas through the curriculum and allows children to make real life links between their work and the work of engineers, designers, etc. Design and Technology compliments subjects such as art, science, ICT and PE. Work often connects with on-going topics in these areas which allow pupils to understand the importance of designing and making in everyday life. It allows them to become aware of how technology is all around us and how technology advances. Additionally, it introduces children to the importance of everyday tasks such as cooking.

Children work individually, in pairs and in groups to investigate, plan, adapt and evaluate their work. This develops their understanding of how people have differing areas of strength and expertise. Pupils gain an understanding of materials, structures, mechanisms and controls whilst thinking about what the product will be used for and the needs of those who use them. They learn how to safely use a variety of tools under supervision to create quality items.

Please follow the link below to the Design and Technology curriculum:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-design-and-technology-programmes-of-study