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Hadrian Primary School

"An outstanding school where children make excellent progress" Ofsted

Design & Technology

Aims and Objectives


At Hadrian Primary School, Design and Technology helps to prepare children for the developing world. The subject encourages children to become creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become informed consumers and potential innovators. It should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made. 


There are are multiple opportunities for this our children to explore the world ofDeign and Technology through our varied and rich curriculum. 


During Design and Technology lessons, children are encouraged to be inquisitive about the way products work. We encourage both asking and answering questions in order to deepen children’s understanding of product and product design. 



Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British Values


Collaborative work in design and technology develops mutual respect for the differing opinions, beliefs and abilities of others. In addition, children develop a respect for the environment, for their own health and safety and that of others. They learn to appreciate the value of similarities and differences and learn to show tolerance. A variety of experiences teaches them to appreciate that all people – and their views – are equally important. Children are encouraged to work in a democratic way, exercising the ‘give and take’ required for successful teamwork.

Skills Progression in Design and a Technology

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Class 8 entering the world of Design and Engineering with the Metro Futures project!


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