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Design Technology

 

Intent

 

At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, it is our intent to offer a Design and Technology Curriculum which is inspiring, rigorous, practical and fully inclusive. Using creativity and imagination, our children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary school, we aim for the children to become autonomous and become problem solvers, both individually and working together in a team. The subject affords opportunities for them to develop their core skills of resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness and resourcefulness by taking risks, becoming innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, our children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education ensures an essential contribution to the creative culture, wealth and well-being of catholic life. Through the study of design and technology, our children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. This fulfils the duties of the National Curriculum whereby schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum that promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children and prepares the children for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.  The links made in our Design and Technology curriculum across subjects ensures children know more, remember more and understand more, whilst developing skills and knowledge across the key stages.    

 

Objectives

 

All children:

  • follow the Programme of Study for the National Curriculum
  • work with a range of materials and components to make products. These include textiles, food, construction kits (including electronics) and sheet materials.
  • design and make good quality products.
  • produce work using a variety of materials and processes.
  • acquire creative and technical skills.
  • formulate opinions about designs
  • evaluate their designs and products.
  • communicate their ideas orally and visually.
  • develop an interest in D & T.
  • are encouraged to think for themselves develop and use the language/vocabulary of D & T, to observe and record information