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Design and Technology

Design and Technology is a practical subject which encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At St Osmund's, we aim to inspire our children to be creative and resourceful in their design and execution of products, using their creativity and imagination, to make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.Throughout the school, the children have the opportunities to discuss their likes and dislikes; look at real life inventors and how they have changed our world; continuously questioning and researching the effectiveness of their product.Having planned and made their products, pupils evaluate the appropriateness of their work to ensure that they appreciate their usefulness in real life contexts.  The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers, inspiring them to think analytically about the world in which they live. We aim to link subjects, wherever possible, and develop transferable skills from mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.