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Look at the amazing things going on in DT at St Paulinus

Curriculum Intent:

The Curriculum Plan – what are the aims of our programme of study.

Design and Technology (D&T) prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve the quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers both individually and as a member of a team. They identify needs, wants and opportunities and respond to these to develop a range of design ideas for products and systems. In the process they combine practical skills with a growing understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. They have the opportunity to reflect on and learn from present and past technologies. They improve their chances of becoming discriminating and informed uses of products now and in the future.

At St Paulinus we follow the national Curriculum, which clearly identifies the aims for Design Technology as:

  • Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for D&T for all pupils.
  • Develop all pupils designing and making skills and increase their technical knowledge and understanding, using a range of tools, equipment and components safely and with increasing competence.
  • 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.
  • Enable pupils to work individually and co-operatively at creative problem-solving and design and make activities.

Curriculum Implementation:

What does DT teaching look like?

Implementation – how we teach DT

Curriculum impact:

What do our outcomes in DT look like? How successful is our DT teaching:

You can see some of the impact of our curriculum in the work at the top of the page.  We also have some quotes from children when asked about their Design Technology lessons…