Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Through design technology, we encourage children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At The Orchards School, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We provide pupils with the opportunities to design and make products with a purpose in mind. Through our cross curricular approach, we provide children with the opportunities to draw upon subject knowledge and skills within Mathematics, Science, History, PSHE, Computing and Art. 

At The Orchards, there is a focus on developing language which enables children to fully express their ideas with the use of subject specific vocabulary; children are able to critique and evaluate both their own and the work of others, showing tolerance and respect. Children learn to take risks, be reflective, innovative, enterprising and resilient. Through the evaluation of past and present technology, they can reflect upon the impact of Design Technology on everyday life and the wider world. 

We want children to be inspired to be designers, engineers, CAD designers and architects. 

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