Design & Technology

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.

Children in unit 4 have been busy working on their product design for ‘Dippy on Tour’ children have designed, made and decorated cakes which they all enjoyed taking home and sharing with their families.

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What is involved in the process of creating a new product?

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