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Design and technology at Thanet is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Pupils will use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Within the DT curriculum at Thanet we aim to provide pupils’ with:

  • A broad range of practical skills and knowledge across a range of design topics (food, materials, textiles, electrical and mechanical, construction and computing).
  • An interest and enthusiasm for designing and making (using the design, make, evaluate process)
  •  A range of activities to increase the children’s capability and confidence in their own ideas. 
  • An understanding of the ways in which people from the past and present have used design and Technology to meet their needs and how this is relevant to them.
  • Confidence and ability in using and selecting from a wide range of tools and materials.
  • The ability to be self-critical, to evaluate and seek to improve their work and solve problems. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of nutrition and an awareness of cooking and healthy eating.