Fairford Primary School

Design Technology

At Fairford Primary School, we believe a high-quality D.T curriculum inspires children to be creative and use their 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. Every project encourages children to design a product for a person for a person. As a result of our broad, well sequenced and progressive curriculum pupils acquire a range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art as part of their studies. At Fairford Primary, pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. A significant part of our D.T curriculum is enabling children to make an evaluations of past and present design and technology innovations. They will also develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. At Fairford Primary, children will also understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook healthy and varied foods.

What use is it to children later in life? How could it help them in the future?

D.T opens a wealth of opportunities for children both on a professional and personal level. D.T can be the step into engineering, design, cookery and innovation.