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Design Technology


Design Technology is an intricate part of our day to day lives and it is therefore vital that our children are taught how this subject is of great importance to our rapidly changing world. At St Bede’s we encourage the children to think creativity in order to solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, whilst considering their own and other’s needs, wants, and values. The children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. In Design Technology, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate past and present products as well as investigate its uses and effectiveness. This will enable them to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Throughout the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to preform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasing technological world.
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wider range of users.
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.