Calve Croft Road, Peel Hall, Manchester, M22 5EU

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Design & Technology


Why is Design and Technology important?

Design and Technology gives us the opportunity to develop new skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products whilst encouraging us to become independent, innovative learners. Through Design and Technology, we are able to work collaboratively to solve problems as it teaches us to deal with uncertainty and helps enhance our communication, organisation and practical skills.
How is Design and Technology taught?
The Design and Technology curriculum is taught through three strands of structures and mechanisms, textiles and nutrition. The key skills and knowledge have been mapped out across the school to ensure a clear progression between year groups. Design and Technology lessons are planned following a sequence: evaluation of a product, teach a new skill, design a new product, make new product, refine and improve, teach additional skill, test and evaluate. 
What do we learn in Design and Technology?
Undertaking Design and Technology activities gives us opportunities to use a range of materials and processes and to work independently or as part of a team. Using imagination and creativity, we can design and make real-life products that solve real and relevant problems whilst developing a critical understanding of its impact on the wider world.
When is Design and Technology taught?
Design and Technology is taught both discreetly (focused tasks/design, make, evaluate assignments) and through thematic units. The attached whole school overview illustrates which thematic unit features in each subject. Focused tasks are planned in across each phase as you can see from the document below : 
World of Work Day 2020: Building a Bridge
World of Work Day 2020: Building a Bridge