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John Harrox Primary School John Harrox Primary School

John Harrox Primary School

Design and Technology

High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our nation.

At The John Harrox Primary School, we believe that high quality, structured design and technology lessons  inspire our children to develop a love of this rigorous and practical subject, to increase their self-confidence, creativity and imagination.  As the pupils progress, they will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Our design & technology curriculum is embedded through one of our four key outlooks, the Enterprising Outlook.

Pupils will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. They will develop a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, children will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

Children will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

The children will 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 be able to critique, test and evaluate their ideas and the work of others.

Children will understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook. Food Technology provides opportunities to learn about diet, nutrition, food safety and hygiene, food preparation and cooking as well as where food comes from.

Our school uses the 'Projects on a page' resources provided by the Design and Technology Association to ensure our curriculum is progressive and consistent.