Design & Technology

Intent of Design & Technology

Please see below for an overview of Design & Technology.

Our DT curriculum is coherent, planned, sequenced, progressive, challenging, relevant to our context and meets the requirements of the National Curriculum from EYFS to year 6.

Our inclusive curriculum promotes equity and celebrates diversity, it is designed to respect the rights and dignity of every child enabling all children to reach their potential in a communication friendly environment.

Our Design & Technology curriculum is designed to meet the context of our school. It equips our children with the knowledge, skills and attitude to master their learning and be confident learners now and for life.

Design and technology at St Paul’s CE Primary School is an inspiring, enjoyable and practical subject which is taught and valued from EYFS to Year 6. Through largely cross-curricular teaching, our DT curriculum focuses on building children’s subject knowledge to ensure all pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world, as global and enterprising citizens. We focus on building the children’s ability to design, research, make and evaluate a range of products to meet the needs of themselves and a variety of users. We use these elements of DT to ensure children progress in their learning as designers and technicians and that they encounter opportunities for mastery throughout their life at St Paul’s.

Our inclusive curriculum promotes a love of learning and enables all children to develop skills and knowledge that they can carry through their entire lives. We ensure that children understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook, gain the knowledge and skills to use tools and materials, as well as develop an understanding of past and present design and technology to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

Aims and objectives

At St Paul’s, we aim for our children to be masters of their own learning in DT. In order to do this, the aims of DT at our school are:

  • To develop imaginative thinking in children and to 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 foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.

To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.

In order to meet the above aims and for children to deepen their understanding and become masters of their learning, all children should be taught to:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
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