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Bruce Grove Primary School

Every child inspired, learning & growing

Design and Technology (D.&T.)

Design and Technology Rationale

Bruce Grove recognises that Design Technology is essential to nurturing creativity, innovation, designing and making, as well as developing subject specific skills. 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. It can increase self- esteem and confidence because Design Technology values diversity of personal and developmental responses. It develops children’s designing and making skills, but also their knowledge, understanding and questioning skills. DT projects  allow for progression in each area: textiles and sewing, stable structures, cooking and mechanisms.  The Design and Technology process will be used across all areas so that children can make progress in their understanding of the design process, and make links across the different areas of the subject.  









Enterprise Week Cooking

Moving Pictures - mechanisms

Stable structures - homes


Enterprise Week Cooking

Mechanisms - vehicles

Sewing and textiles - puppets


Enterprise Week Cooking

Textiles – money containers

Stable structures – volcanoes 3D


Enterprise Week Cooking

Electronics – night light

Stable structures – musical instruments


Enterprise Week Cooking

Textiles - slippers

Stable structures – swords, shields and long boats


Enterprise Week Cooking

Electronic mechanisms - Tanks

Textiles – tote bag