Design and Technology

At Trinity Academy Akroydon, design and technology is an inspiring and hands-on subject which is taught through a variety of creative and practical activities. Pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.

Using their creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. When designing and making, pupils will be taught the different stages being designing, making, evaluating, technical knowledge, cooking and nutrition.

Design and technology is taught through a cross-curricular approach, by linking to half termly topics based around science, geography and history. Design and technology combines literacy skills by allowing children to plan, design and evaluate their products, and by conducting market research on existing products. Children build on their maths skills through the use of measuring and calculations whilst also using scientific knowledge through the use of appropriate materials, electrical systems, mechanisms and computing.