Design & Technology


"Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design." - Stephen Gardiner

At Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery, Design & Technology is recognised as an essential part of the whole-school curriculum for all pupils and our D&T curriculum helps them to develop lifelong transferrable skills by promoting curiosity, confidence and creativity, whilst meeting challenges within meaningful contexts. Design & Technology encourages children to think creatively and apply their knowledge to solve problems, both as individuals and as part of a team. They are taught to look for opportunities to use their knowledge of the subject to come up with ideas and create products. The children are also taught to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design and technology, its uses and its effectiveness and they are encouraged and equipped to become innovators.

Through their school journey, children will study five main areas of Design and Technology as follows:

  • Mechanisms
  • Textiles
  • Food
  • Structures
  • Computer Control

These areas are taught through meaningful contexts that are linked to other curriculum areas such as Science, Maths, Computing, History and Geography.

Year 4 sewing bags they designed as part of a textiles unit of work.

To learn more about Design & Technology at Meole Brace Primary, please explore the D&T Subject Handbook which includes the sequence of learning and knowledge development from the Early Years Foundation Stage up to the end of Key Stage 2. 

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