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Design and Technology



Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At Ashmount School we aim to encourage and develop the creativity and imagination of our pupils through designing and making products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of different contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. All pupils will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of different materials, some of which include paper, card, modelling clay, wood, metal, textiles and food. Pupils will learn about past and present design and technology, helping them gain an understanding of its impact on everyday life and the wider world.


Cooking and nutrition plays a central role in the Design and Technology curriculum and healthy eating and healthy lifestyles are a key focus promoted by the government and here within Ashmount School.


In the Foundation Stage Design and Technology is included in Knowledge and Understanding of the World and is encountered through activities relating to themes and projects experienced by the children in our EYFS Classes. 

A thematic approach to teaching has also been adopted in Key Stages 1 and 2. This Creative Curriculum links both core and foundation subjects in order to develop a broader and deeper understanding of key concepts.

Design and Technology, as a National Curriculum foundation subject, is taught in discrete lessons at Key Stage 3, and concepts and experiences are included in the ASDAN curriculum and work related learning modules for Key Stage 4 and post-16 students.


Through Design and Technology pupils are encouraged to be aware of the diversity that surrounds them, recognising, exploring and evaluating artefacts familiar to their own culture and also those of others.