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Howitt Primary Community School

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Design Technology

Our Design and Technology Intent


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn, think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.


At Howitt Primary Community 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. Learning begins in the EYFS where the children learn to explore, observe, solve problems, make decisions. This will give them the procedural knowledge to access the national curriculum.


We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.