Design and Technology Overview

Design and Technology


 Our Design and Technology Co-ordinator is Mrs Debbie Smith

The purpose of Design and Technology in the National Curriculum is for pupils to use creativity and imagination to design and make products and solve real and relevant problems. As such, we ensure that the six key principles of user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovation and authenticity are embedded within each unit.  The curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop expertise to perform everyday tasks confidently in an increasingly technological world by having the skills to design, make and evaluate and test as well as having an understanding and the ability to apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

At Amble Links First School Design and Technology is taught at appropriate points of the year with strong links to other subjects; for example, the children develop their understanding of how to strengthen structures linked to their English unit about 'The Three Bears', and design and make their own torch using electrical circuits linked to their work in Science.  They design and make a fruit kebab or seasonal flatbread linked to their Jigsaw unit 'Healthy Me'.

Click here to view the full National Curriculum Programme of Study that we follow for Design and Technology.