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Design and Technology


At CMPS Design and technology aims to be an inclusive, cross-curricular, inspiring and practical subject celebrating our school’s diverse community.


Using creativity and imagination, pupils research, design, make, evaluate, test and make improvements to products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. While doing so the children consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values as well as focus on the product’s purpose, functionality, innovation, authenticity and appeal.


Pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.


As they progress into KS2 through subject research and the evaluation of past and present design and technology, pupils develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


Teaching includes making sustainable choices, appreciating environment, using natural and recyclable materials, researching employment opportunities and enterprise projects involving our diverse local community.  


High-quality design and technology teaching and learning at CMPS is a dynamic, on-going process, which aims to make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our school and local community.


For further information about teaching of this subject please download our curriculum map.