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Design Technology


Statement of Intent


At Horfield we are deeply rooted in creativity and design. Pupils learn to take risks, becoming resourceful and innovative, reaching great heights in their finished products. Our aim is to enable children to think creatively and design with purpose through an inspiring, challenging, practical, relevant curriculum so that we inspire the engineers and designers of the future.  



Through our carefully considered, topic-based, cross-curricular approach children acquire a clear progression of skills and subject knowledge whilst also drawing on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing, art and healthy living. 

Pupils are encouraged to develop skills, knowledge, concepts and values within real life contexts working individually and within groups.  Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they will develop critical understanding of its impact on daily life and in the wider world, including environmental effects and impact on the economy. 

Healthy eating is a whole school focus ensuring that children develop understanding of the principles of healthy eating, preparing food dishes and understanding seasonality and where ingredients come from. Produce from the school garden and poly-tunnel is grown and used in all year groups.

Children recognise that high quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.