Design & Technology

At Cheam Park Farm, our design and technology curriculum aims to be an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils  design and make products and become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge which enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and making products and systems. 

The pupils also draw on other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering and computing and have the opportunity to take risks and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising, capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. We believe that design and technology prepares pupils to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world

Our pupils build their technological schemata from the earliest opportunities and continue to build on their prior knowledge as they make their way through the school. For example, EYFS children will build a structure using junk modelling, children in KS1 will then build on this by using simple tools construct a chair for baby bear and then KS2 children will use more sophisticated tools to produce bridges. More details on our approach to Design and Technology can be found via the progression map below, including how we prepare pupils for their KS3 journey.

Progression Map 

National Curriculum - Design and Technology