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Design & Technology

At Great Waltham C of E Primary School, children receive a design and technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. Through our school’s ethos ‘Let all that you do be done in Love’ and our lifelong values ‘ASPIRE’, all children are challenged and encouraged to excel in D&T. 

The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product, this is a key skill which they need throughout their life.

D&T allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. Children’s interests are captured through theme learning, ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning. Children will learn basic cooking skills.