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Design Technology

Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products.  At SHPA, we believe it is essential to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the world in which we all work and live. 


Design and Technology education involves two important elements - learning about the designed and made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users. 


From early years through to Year 6, children acquire and apply their knowledge and understanding of materials and components, mechanisms and control systems, structures, existing products, quality and health and safety. 


We value Design and Technology as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. DT provides children with the opportunity to develop and extend their skills and knowledge, and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.

The skills and knowledge that the children will learn throughout each DT topic are mapped across each year group, beginning in Early Years, and are progressive throughout the school. 

DPA example document provided below - SHPA version to follow:

DT Progression Overview

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