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Design Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, Computing and Art.


At Chalfont St Peter Infant School the curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


When creating products, pupils are taught to design, make and evaluate. They generate, develop and communicate their ideas through discussion and sketched plans. When making products, they select from a wide range of tools and equipment for cutting, shaping, joining and finishing. They use various materials, textiles and ingredients according to the set task.


Evaluation forms an important part of the process for design. Pupils investigate and discuss a range of existing products. They evaluate their ideas and completed products. They consider the views of others to improve their work.


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