Design & Technology
Design and technology is taught as a discrete subject across the school. We aim to provide our children with a Design Technology education that is relevant in our rapidly changing world. At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that children have an innate curiosity as to how and why things work. In order to develop the children’s full potential as designers and makers, we ensure that there is continuity, progression, breadth and balance throughout the school in our planning and teaching of DT. We want to encourage our children to become problem solvers who can work creatively on a shared project. We believe that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work. Children will be exposed to a wide range of media including working with textiles, and food. The children will be engaged in challenging projects with a purpose and through this, children will develop their resilience, skills and vocabulary.
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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 user
- 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.