“Design is a way of life it involves visualisation, talent, creative ability, manual skill and technical knowledge, all are intrinsically related to the process.” Paul Rand.

At Ball Green Primary School our vision is for Design and Technology to be an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems, within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

The curriculum enables children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas. It encourages children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures. Additionally, it provides opportunities to explore attitudes towards the made-world and how we live and work within it; and it enables children to develop an understanding of technological processes, products, manufacturing, and its contribution to our society. The ensuing aim is to foster children’s enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose through designing, making and evaluating. 

The Design and Technology programmes of study for the National Curriculum contains five aspects: Cooking and Nutrition, Textiles, Electrical Systems, Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems and Structure.