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Design and Technology

Our Intent for Design and Technology

At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide children with a Design and Technology education that encourages our children to become problem solvers, who can work creatively through designing and making. We believe that design and technology should inspire children to think independently, innovatively and develop a creative and technical understanding where they can develop their skills, vocabulary and resilience. Children are provided with opportunities to evaluate past and present design technology, develop skills through focussed tasks and then evaluate their own mistakes and successes in their design work.

Design and Technology allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects particularly mathematics, science and art.

By the time children reach Year 6, they would have experience of food technology, textiles, design and construction. They should be confidently performing everyday tasks and applying their knowledge, understanding and an increased level of skills as they progress through the school. They will be on the way to becoming risk takers and innovators and will have used a range of tools, resources and materials, to create effectively constructed and aesthetically pleasing results. Children will learn to become adaptive as they evaluate their work, providing them with not only a sense of achievement but also the ability to recognise their own areas of improvement. We also aim for children to have a good understanding around sustainability, developing an understanding of what this means when they make choices in selecting materials for their work but also how they can recycle and dispose of materials in a safe and eco-friendly way. In food technology, we aim for children to learn about locally grown and seasonal foods.

Design and Technology at SS Peter and Paul

The areas of study for Design and Technology for KS1 and KS2 can be seen below.