Skills for wellbeing, skills for the future world, skills for life by design.
What do we intend our children to achieve through the teaching of design and technology?
At St Mary’s, we aim to deliver DT as an inspiring, practical, progressive subject that stimulates our children’s imagination and engages them in a practical hands-on experience to realise their ideas. We will exercise our children’s creativity with knowledge, often from cross curricular links, and understanding to design; make and evaluate a product.
The children will design in response to real and relevant problems, considering their own and other’s needs. They will plan, research, organize their resources and in some cases time. As they progress through the school, where relevant, they will make prototypes.
The children will build upon existing skills to make their practical, aesthetic products in a wide range of design fields. They will be encouraged to take design risks to create structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products.
Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their design. The children will be encouraged to critically reflect upon, evaluate and refine their products. As they progress through the school, they will evaluate against their original design specification.
DT has a positive impact on our children’s personal development, technical understanding and provides them with the skills needed to perform daily tasks confidently. It will enable each child to grow through learning and experience. Encouraging them to be resilient, resourceful, innovative and enterprising, our children will be mindful of the needs of others, their cultures and the wider environment.
You can read our Design Technology Policy on the Policy page using the link below