“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” –Steve Jobs
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At Hormead, the DT curriculum provides unique opportunities for all children to learn, think and to intervene creatively to solve problems both as unique individuals and as members of a team.
The DT Curriculum ensures that children are well-equipped with the technical knowledge and vocabulary to support them in the design and making of their product and ensure that they can articulate the skills that they have applied, the equipment that they have used and the choices they have made while making their product.
Wherever possible, we link work to other disciplines such as English, mathematics, science, computing and art. The children are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of design and technology’s impact on daily life and the wider world, to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.