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At Paxton our aim is to nurture creativity and imagination through conceptualising, drafting and making real life designs, that solve the real and conceptual problems set. Our approach to teaching design and technology revolves around the design, crafting/build, evaluation and application cycle. Skills are taught progressively, to ensure that all children are able to learn and apply skills in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation plays a crucial role in the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their ideas. This is a key skill which they need throughout their formal education and beyond. DT allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art in a cross curricular way. In this way, children’s understanding and appreciation of the inter connectedness between subject, is deepened. In addition, children will also gain fundamental cooking skills as part of their DT lessons, in which the importance of healthy lifestyle and diet explores cross curricular links.


DT learning and skills are an integral part of preparing our children for the challenges they will face in later life and in supporting them in the process of developing resilience, in applying skills and understanding toward a defined outcome, or to resolve a given problem, it provides rich opportunities to develop the use of both mental and practical skills.


Curriculum Overviews

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