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Design and Technology at Alverton

At Alverton, we believe that design and technology helps to prepare children for the developing world and encourages them to become curious and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.


Through the study of Design and Technology, the children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become discerning and informed consumers and potential innovators. It provides children with a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.


Across EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2, we plan Design and Technology activities so that they build upon prior learning of the children. We give children of all abilities the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding and ensuring progressive challenge, breadth and depth to their design and making.  Each year we aim to begin a new term with a bold and innovative Design and Technology  project based around a song or a book.


Subjects such as English, Maths, Science and Computing are reinforced through Design and Technology by giving children the opportunity to:


  • apply methods of calculation and measurement to real life situations.

  • write plans, instructions, rationales and evaluations.

  • articulate ideas and compare and contrast their views with others.

  • discuss views and clarify design ideas.

  • use a range of increasingly technical vocabulary.

  • apply scientific knowledge to designs and inventions.

  • use a range of resources including computer design.

We believe that children at Alverton will be fully prepared to meet the challenges ahead and be thoughtful, questioning, resilient and diligent in all aspects of Design and Technology.

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