At Thurston CE Primary Academy we value Design and Technology as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We want to inspire our pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideation, creation and evaluation. We want our pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting designs, modelling and testing; we want our pupils to be reflective learners who evaluate theirs and others’ work. Through using KAPOW, we aim to build an awareness of the impact Design and Technology has on our lives. We ensure that there is a clear progression of skills and concepts as children move through the school, covering all the National Curriculum requirements; as pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of design and technology. Our pupils develop key design skills and concepts including: design, making, evaluating, technical knowledge and cooking and nutrition.