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Design & Technology

Our DT Curriculum

 

Intent 

At St Edward’s Catholic School we aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  

 

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. It can be found in many of the objects children use each day and is a part of children’s immediate experiences. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. 

 

At St Edward’s the Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve analysis, problem solving, and practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, to link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. 

 

Aims 

At St Edward’s, the curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world 

  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others 

  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook. 

Year 5 Crumble workshop at Bishop Challoner

4 of our Year 5 pupils attended a Crumble workshop at Bishop Challoner. They learnt how to make things move and light up using their own program. Great fun was had and even the queen paid us a visit!

Science Week 11th -20th March

To celebrate National Science week the school took part in a range of different activities using the NFU's STEMterprise resources. 

Each year group was asked to plan, make and evaluate their own product that could be made from ingredients produced on British farms. They also learnt about how the plants are grown and harvested.

 

We all had great fun designing our products, and of course the best bit was tasting them at the end.

 

Here is a lists of the delicious products we produced:

Reception- Fruit Smoothies,

Year 1- Fruit Yoghurts,

Year 2- Pizzas,

Year 3- Bread,

Year 4- Flat bread,

Year 5- topped flat bread,

Year 6 - healthy salad of their choice

 

D&T in Year 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6 Anderson Shelters

,At St Edward's, we believe Design and Technology offers opportunities for children to:

  • develop their capability to create high quality products through combing their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding;
  • develop a sense of enjoyment and pride in their ability to make;
  • nurture creativity and innovation through designing and making;
  • develop an interest and understanding of the ways in which people from the past and present have used design to meet their needs.
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
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