At St Margaret’s CEVA Primary School, we recognise the importance of DT, we want to allow children to aspire to be more through creating opportunities for them in the wider world. Through the DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real-life purpose.
We endeavour to ensure that the DT curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.
In conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our DT teaching offers opportunities for children to:
- Develop an understanding of the processes and methods of design through different types of design enquiries that help them to answer questions about the world around them;
- Be equipped with the knowledge required to safely use a wide range of equipment, helping them develop life skills today and for the future.
- Develop the essential enquiry skills to deepen their knowledge and understanding of how everyday items we use are developed and made
- Ask questions to further their understanding.
- Develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety.
- Use a range of methods to communicate their design information and present it in a systematic manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts.
- Develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of design learning and discovery.
- Build resilience– to know our ideas and designs will not always work first time!
- Have their success in design and technology celebrated.
- Instil in our children a love of learning and an understanding of the importance and impact of design and technology upon their journey of life.