In design and technology pupils will combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They will learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.
Children will be working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world, where pupils identify needs and opportunities. They will be encouraged to respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. Design and Technology will combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, economic, industrial and environmental issues.
This will also enable children to evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. Through design and technology pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They will be always encouraged to apply their creative thinking and learn to be innovative.