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St James Hatcham

Design Technology

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.

At St James Hatcham, D&T gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

Our D & T curriculum includes food technology which helps children to understand healthy and cheap food choices (linked to Science, Global Citizenship, Edible Playgrounds and well-being), designing and making chocolate boxes from nets (linked to Maths), copying historical artefacts (linked to History) and working on ecology products (linked to Global Citizenship).