Design and Technology

At Thornbury Primary School, we believe that all children should be given rich and broad opportunities to explore the world around them. Through Design Technology we encourage all children to become problem solvers, creative thinkers and project developers.

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. They develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.  

Sequential Curriculum 

Or Curriculum is split into 3 strands: 

  • Design 
  • Make 
  • Evaluate

Within these strands we ensure children have an opportunity to cover: 

  • Food and nutrition 
  • Structures 
  • Mechanics