Design & Technology Curriculum

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past  and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.   (National Curriculum 2014)

 

Vision for DT at SSPP

At Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, we value DT as an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils 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 Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School we aim for the pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. The subject affords opportunities for them to develop their core skills of resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness and resourcefulness. In DT, pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

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