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Design & Technology at Gilbert Colvin Primary School

At Gilbert Colvin Primary school, we aim to enable children to problem solve through teamwork, persevere, be resourceful and take risks during the innovation process. Children learn to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Children acquire a broad subject knowledge that has cross-curricular links with maths, science, computing and art.

Our pupils are provided with high quality, inspiring design and technology education, which incorporates opportunities for practical learning. Children are encouraged to critically evaluate their finished product.

We help our children to develop their understanding of design and technology by encouraging them to apply the design and technology process by:

·         developing the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

·          building and applying a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

·         critiquing, evaluating and testing their ideas and products and the work of others

·          understanding and applying the principles of nutrition and learning how to cook.

What our children think about Design and Technology at Gilbert Colvin Primary School

“Looking at existing designs before designing our own helps to improve our end product.’" Year 5 pupil

“D&T helps me to think about what I would do differently if I made my product again. If I were to design my puppet again, I would use strings and make it wooden like Pinocchio.’’ Year 1 Pupil

“Evaluating Greek sandals enabled me to understand how the design and material used was dependent on a person’s wealth.” Year 5 Pupil

‘In D&T, it is fun to look at lots of different materials in order to decide which one is best suited to make our product.’ Year 1 Pupil

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