Junction Farm Primary School

Design & Technology

Design and Technology is a practical subject providing opportunities for all children to design and make good quality products.

Our aims

  • To provide a range of activities to develop the children’s capability and confidence in their own ideas.
  • To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of materials and components.
  • To develop the children’s confidence and skill in selecting and using a range of tools and materials safely in order to design and make good quality products.
  • To help children develop an ability to criticise constructively and evaluate their own products and those of others.

Learning outcomes

Through the Scheme of Work pupils will:

  • Understand the structure and purpose of simple familiar products through investigation.
  • Generate and develop ideas and explain them clearly.
  • Plan and communicate design ideas in different ways.
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the importance of the safe use of tools and materials.
  • Recognise hazards and control risks to themselves and others.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of materials and components.
  • Select appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Develop practical capability.
  • Design and make a range of products.
  • Reflect as they design and make to identify ways of improving products.
  • Evaluate their finished work.
  • Plan, organise and work cooperatively or individually.