Design and Technology

Statement of Intent

Here at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we recognise the value that a high quality design and technology curriculum can offer to our pupils. Our pupils are entitled to learn about the designed and made world, how things work, learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users.

Our design and technology curriculum helps children to develop skills through collaborative working and problem-solving, and knowledge in design, materials, structures and mechanisms.

The skills learned in D&T also help with learning across the curriculum. Knowledge about the properties of materials helps in science and the practice of measuring accurately helps in maths. These skills help in IT through the children’s use of computer control and, naturally, in art and design. The skills learned in the safe preparation and handling of healthy foods help them to deepen their learning in science about healthy diets and living. In these ways, our D&T curriculum supports them to develop as healthy human beings.