At SMSP, we believe Design and Technology is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we live and work.

Through our Design and Technology curriculum, we encourage all children to think and be creative, and to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.

Children from Reception to Year 6 are given opportunities to work on a range of designing and making activities, acquiring knowledge of materials, mechanisms, structures and electrical control. They develop practical skills by working with a variety of materials such as wood, clay, textiles and food. They explore how familiar things work and think about what products are used for and the needs of people who use them. They plan what has to be done and identify what works well and what could be improved in their own and other people’s designs, considering relevant health and safety elements.

Links are made to other areas of the curriculum, wherever possible, in order to further children’s knowledge and deepen their understanding.