Design and Technology education involves two important elements; learning about the designs that made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users.
St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School meets the requirements of the National Curriculum in Design and Technology by providing a balanced programme where children have experiences involving structures, mechanisms, food technology, materials /textiles. Tasks are wide ranging, from designing board games to investigating simple mechanisms, but all support our individualised creative curriculum.
- To develop creative thinking.
- To provide a relevant and challenging enjoyable D&T curriculum
- To ensure continuity and progression of skills and knowledge as children progress through the school.
- To link other curriculum areas to and develop through D & T, particularly speaking and listening, science, history, maths ICT and art.
- To provide opportunities for co-operative working. Children will develop skills of cooperation and communication by working in a team situation.
- To give children opportunities to work independently and develop their organisational and presentation skills.
- To encourage children to investigate and use a variety of materials with economy.
- To use a practical, problem-solving approach to tasks, the children will develop a range of skills around the design process (investigate, design, model, refine, make, test and evaluate).
- To work on collaboration with the local secondary schools to further develop D&T skills & the children’s experiences.
DT at St George’s will:
- be relevant to children’s understanding and promote thinking around issues such as target audience, marketing and usefulness.
- follow the National curriculum objectives to ensure full coverage and appropriate progression of skills.