Designing and making

Technology and society 

It is important that children come to appreciate that technology is part of their everyday experience. Pupils should become aware of the applications of science and technology in familiar contexts; at home, at school, in the community and in the work-place. They should also recognise the contribution that science and technology make to improving the quality of life. The designing and making section of the curriculum aims to provide children with an understanding of the technological process as well as the development of the skills and attitudes required to undertake practical tasks.