Design and Technology at Redhill



Our aims are that all children can:

At Redhill Primary Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas, and eventually making a product. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discerning and informed consumers and potential innovators.

Through design Technology and Redhill Primary school we aim to:

  • To develop imaginative thinking in children and enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making.
  • To enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas;
  • To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures;
  • To explore attitudes towards the made world and how we live and work within it;
  • To develop an understanding of technological processes, products and their manufacture and their contribution to our society;
  • To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.
  • To develop children’s confidence in their designing and making skills.
  • Develop their knowledge and understanding
  • Guide children to use an increasing range of techniques, processes and resources with confidence
  • Develop the confidence to make constructive evaluations of their own work and that of others
  • Develop their capability to create prototypes and products through combining their designing and making skills
  • Develop and understanding of the way in which people have designed products (past and present) to meet their needs
  • Understand and apply the main principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Tote Bags

Year 6 children made tote bags out of re-purposed materials. Using the concept of ‘Make Do and Mend’ (linked to work in history), the children investigated, designed and tested their ideas to create a bag suitable for a mobile phone. They learnt different sewing stitches, made mini-prototypes out of paper, and used their own materials to create their final products.

Bridge Judging

Linkages & Levers

The Year 4 children made pop-up pages with the use of linkages and levers. The end product was aimed at Reception and Nursery children and was a page based around animals that would be found in the Redhill pond. The children made initial prototypes and then improved them before they made the final product.