Design & Technology

Our Design and Technology curriculum aims to be an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design, make and evaluate products, leading to autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge which enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and making products and systems. 

The pupils also draw on other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering and computing and have the opportunity to take risks and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising, capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. We believe that design and technology prepares pupils to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world.

As well as engaging in activities planned in coordination with Kapow Design & Technology Projects, pupils may also participate in the following creative opportunities such as: D&T workshops run by outside organisations where linked to children’s learning, Sewing clubs, Junk Modelling in Forest School and Exploration of design through innovative technology, such as developing photographic techniques and animation. 

Brookfield D&T Curriculum Overview and Progression Map

National Curriculum for D&T