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Design Technology (DT)

Design Technology Curriculum Intent:

Design Technology can transform the way we think and act. Now more than ever, we value our designers, engineers and architects who shape our world and plan for our future. DT is at the heart of our society and the foundation of our community; through the innovation of new environmental products or the design of life-changing inventions. Globally there is so much more to do to make our planet a better place and improve the lives of our community. 


At Applecroft School, we strive to provide opportunities for children to develop their individual talents and discover their passion through learning about design and technology. Our curriculum provides children with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing, making and evaluating functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work. Children will learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. 


At Applecroft School, we passionately believe in the importance of Design Technology for our children and their overall experience of the world. At our school, teaching DT means teaching our children to be risk takers, innovators, problem solvers and trailblazers. They can turn an idea into a reality and believe that anything is possible. 

Design Technology at Applecroft School

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Design and Technology at Home:

The Institute of Engineering and Technology - produce home learning resources and activities for 5-11 year olds. 

Dyson Foundation - The James Dyson Foundation has 44 of the best science and engineering tasks to keep children's minds active at home.

Engineering@Home - set weekly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenges with new challenges being announced every Wednesday. 

Neon Brilliant Inspiration - brings STEM to life through real-life engineering