Greenmeadow Primary School

INTENT

Design Technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. Swindon is a town that has thrived as a result of engineering - from the railways to modern times when Honda and Dyson have become key employers. Through our D.T curriculum, we aim to equip our pupils with the ability to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects.