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Ferndale Primary and Nursery School - Design Technology

At Airy Hill the teaching and learning of Design and Technology is used to both support and enrich knowledge and understanding in other subjects, and to allow children to develop a range of practical design, construction, engineering and problem-solving skills.

A carefully planned, progressive and sequenced curriculum allows pupils to develop their skills, revisiting techniques each year in order to make progress. Pupils explore context of design and product purpose by using a range of source materials and are given the opportunity to enrich their learning through school visits. Teachers are supported in their planning to ensure continuation and progression for each pupil.

Regardless of attainment level in core subjects, pupils are encouraged to be actively involved in all aspects of teaching and learning. The intended outcome by the end of year 6 is that pupils will have a solid understanding of the processes involved in the design and realisation of a range of products and civil engineering.