Our school vision for teaching Design and Technology

‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.’ Scott Adams

Through the teaching of design and technology, children will become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. By managing and controlling risks, working safely with a variety of tools and materials, and developing practical skills.

In design and technology we provide opportunities for pupils to develop skills in designing and making their own prototypes and products. Pupils learn to work together in critiquing and evaluating, testing and comparing their project designs. New skills will be acquired and the knowledge of other subjects, such as mathematics, science, engineering, ICT and art, will be drawn upon and applied. Children will also develop the life skills and knowledge associated with healthy living, food nutrition and cookery.

This will equip children with Gospel values such as joy, service, truth, hope and compassion and the skills to operate successfully in the wider world.

Design Technology Long Term Plan

National Curriculum Design Technology

EYFS Development Matters 21: Expressive Arts and Design

At St Patrick’s we use Kapow to deliver our Design Technology units as they are adaptable units that can be tailored to match other parts of the curriculum.

Here is a sample of materials we use to support the curriculum:

Vocabulary list

Progression of Skills