Design Technology

At Oakbridge, our Design Technology (DT) curriculum encourages our children to think creatively, problem-solve, and innovate. Through designing and making products, our children can express their ideas, explore solutions to real-world problems, and develop original designs. DT teaches our children practical skills such as measuring, cutting, shaping, joining, and finishing materials. These skills are valuable both in the classroom and in everyday life.

Our DT curriculum encourages children to think critically and analytically about the design process. They learn to evaluate different ideas, consider alternative solutions, and make informed decisions based on testing, feedback, and reflection.

DT provides opportunities for cross-curricular learning by integrating concepts and skills from subjects such as science, mathematics, art, and computing. For example, students may apply scientific principles when investigating materials or use mathematical skills to measure and scale designs.

DT contributes to the development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills by engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences. Through designing and making products, children develop an understanding of engineering principles, technological systems, and the application of mathematics in real-world contexts. DT projects have real-world relevance and application. This enables our children to make connections between classroom learning and everyday life.

Design and Technology plays a crucial role in our primary curriculum by fostering creativity, practical skills, critical thinking, and cross-curricular learning, preparing our children for future learning, work, and citizenship in an increasingly complex and technological world. 

Oakbridge DT Overview