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Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School Academy Trust

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Design & Technology

Curriculum Intent

We believe that through the teaching of Design and Technology at MOSPS, our children will learn how to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable problem solvers. The teaching of design and technology is underpinned by our school vision and values and aims to allow children to use their imagination and explore their creativity as they design and make products that solve real and relevant problems in a variety of contexts, while considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.


Through a range of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the interactive process of designing, making, evaluating and refining different products, including edible ones! Each unit of study will allow our pupils the opportunity to demonstrate resilience and have the courage to question and refine their original ideas and plans to overcome problems as they encounter them. During the teaching of design and technology, the children at MOSPS will acquire a wide range of new skills will be required to draw upon and apply knowledge from other curriculum subjects, such as Mathematics, science, computing and art. They will also develop the life skills and knowledge associated with healthy living, food nutrition and cookery. We want our pupils to respect the risks associated with working with a range of tools and to develop the ability to manage and control those risks so that they can confidently and safely build on the skills they acquire at MOSPS in the wider world.


We recognise the role of the subject in developing key elements of global citizenship, as high quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of people locally, nationally and globally. Within and beyond our design and technology curriculum we will address sustainability issues in product design and explore the impacts of design innovation and technology on the world and on the quality of life.

Our vision is that the teaching of Design & Technology at MOSPS will encourage children to think creatively; develop their Growth Mindset; use tools safely; and appreciate the role of innovation, design and engineering in our past, present and future. We want children to enjoy all aspects of design and technology, so that they might aspire to make a valuable contribution to society through becoming the next generation of designers, innovators, engineers, or chefs.


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