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Design and Technology

Intent
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Phillimore, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate present design technology projects, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

Implementation
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an effective process of designing and making. The children design and create products that consider function and purpose both past and present.

When designing and making, the children are taught to follow a design, make and evaluate process.

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