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. We want them to acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our vision is for pupils to learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, we enable them to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. Through D&T lessons, children learn how to take inspiration from design throughout history, master practical skills, design, make, evaluate and improve the products they create. High-quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
At Riverside Primary School we aim to provide an education in Design and Technology that:
For more information about Riverside's approach to D&T, please refer to the documents below: