Design and Technology
Intent: Our design and technology curriculum is designed to equip children with the skills and creativity to solve problems based on real-world contexts. They will build a repertoire of skills and evaluate their own work as well as current products.
The ‘Big Ideas’: Throughout the design and technology curriculum skills & expertise, design and evaluate will be common areas of exploration. These big ideas will be covered throughout each unit across the school.
- Children will learn skills within three key areas: Materials (textiles and woodwork), electronics and food technology.
- Children will be expected to evaluate existing products, and draw comparisons with their own creations.
- Pupils will design for a purpose, based on design criteria.
Impact: By the end of their time at St Mary’s School, children will have accumulated knowledge to help them make sense of their world today. 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. Pupils should have learnt to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. The children’s expertise is developed over time through the progression of skills.