Design and Technology
At St Peter’s we believe that Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of the rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become innovative and creative thinkers and problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.
We encourage our children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts and also consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Through the study of Design and Technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. This allows children to analyse and evaluate past and present designs, its uses and its impacts. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Through DT lessons, children learn to produce practical solutions to real problems and develop technical understanding and making skills, they learn about design methods and investigate their environment and the materials around them.
Communication is vital in DT; children are encouraged to listen to the ideas of others, and treat them with respect, to critically evaluate existing products, both their own work and those of others. They have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.
At St Peter's, 0ur design and technology curriculum combines skills and knowledge to enable our children to tackle real problems. We aim to improve our children's analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. We also aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
The St Peter's Design & Technology learning journey:
We follow the Projects On A Page (DATA) scheme, choosing a relevant end productt tinked to time of year, a local theme or a product linked to our learning in other areas of the curriculum.
For each project thechildren complete a booklet to showcase the design, make and evaluate process involved. This booklet also includes a Knowlege Mat for each project.