SS Peter and Paul Primary School

Design Technology

DT Intent

In DT children find solutions to a range of problems enabling them to become confident, independent learners, who have a passion for learning and are adaptable to the needs of the wider world once they leave school. Children are encouraged to develop their skills in D.T. through practical tasks and projects.  They are engaged in their own designing and planning, testing of ideas, and product creations.  They discuss, evaluate and amend their solutions/ products throughout the project, and support each other to improve upon original ideas. The design process should be rooted in real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to learning. While making, children are given choice of a range of tools to choose freely from. To evaluate, children should be able to evaluate their own products against a design criteria. Each step should be rooted in technical knowledge and vocabulary. 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. In cookery, children will build their understanding of seasonal foods, food preparation techniques and correct use of cookery implements.