Design Technology

The intent for our design technology curriculum

At Paxton Academy, we take advantage of children’s natural curiosity for how things work in the world around them. Our intent is to ensure that children are provided with opportunities to be creative and imaginative in their designs whilst being confident in creating real life products and understanding how these will work in the ever-changing world in which they live.

The implementation of our design technology curriculum

At Paxton Academy, we link our enquiry based questions to our design, as well as drawing on other areas of the curriculum. Through a variety of practical activities children will be taught the knowledge and skill of processing a design, then evaluating it. Children will have the opportunity to experience and learn the skills of cooking, construction, mechanics, textiles and sewing. Children at Paxton Academy will be encouraged to demonstrate our school values within every lesson.