Design and Technology
Design and Technology at St Andrew's CE School
Design and Technology is an inspiring, enjoyable and practical subject. At St. Andrew’s CE School children have the opportunity to learn about a rich history of designers and their impact upon our world. The children will also draw upon their mathematical, computing, artistic and engineering knowledge to solve real life and relevant problems, to bring ideas to life. This will enable children to become resilient, self-sufficient and divergent thinkers throughout their life.
Our aim at St Andrew’s CE School is to enable all children to engage in creative and practical Design and Technology activities. We teach the knowledge, understanding and technical skills to allow children to design, make and evaluate products relevant to a range of sectors (for example, the home, school, culture, industry and the wider environment).
At St Andrew’s CE School we follow the Kapow scheme and the DT association to ensure a coherent progression of knowledge, but personalise it to meet the needs of our pupils. Our curriculum is sequenced so the knowledge builds up over time and becomes progressively more difficult, providing children the opportunity to apply their knowledge through a range of products. Evaluation skills and vocabulary are also threaded through the curriculum to ensure pupils can evaluate their and other’s work. Opportunities for market research are provided so products can meet a design brief and appeal to the correct audience.
Our Design and Technology curriculum, also involves food technology, which encourages them to apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating whilst instilling a love of cooking. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill for pupils now and in later life. Our children will learn about foods from around the world and have the opportunity to make them. They are taught to understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients. Underpinning this is a knowledge of food hygiene and safety.