“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs
At Park End Primary School we encourage children to apply their ideas and knowledge in all areas of their education. Design and technology challenges the children to develop their knowledge and apply it practically to the design and creation of a variety of projects.
From culinary preparations to electrical systems, pupils will design and make products using creativity and imagination. Pupils will learn how to take risks in the realization of their initial ideas, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.
Pupils will be encouraged to research and design functional and appealing products that fulfil specific design criteria. Building on their initial ideas to create well-designed plans of how to build their project to suit the purposes it has been created for.
After designing their products, the children will use their plans to build, create and produce their product. Learning how to select and use the appropriate materials and components to craft functional and appealing products.
When their project is complete, having developed from initial ideas to a physical manifestation of design and enterprise, the children will evaluate their work. This supports the children’s ability to assess their own projects and others constructively. Improving their own understanding of design and technology and their ability to develop and create projects based on their own ideas.
Pupils will also be introduced to a wide variety of food, being taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.
Click here to view the DT Curriculum overview
We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.
Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.
Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.
This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.
If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.
This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.
This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.
If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.