At St Mary’s the Design and Technology (DT) curriculum makes a valuable contribution to an excellent, broad and balanced curriculum which allows all pupils to flourish. All children will have the opportunity to undertake a range of challenging, motivating, relevant and enjoyable DT activities throughout their time at St. Mary’s.
Our aims are:
We give children confidence in their work by providing continual support and encouragement. The children are extended in their work in a way which develops their expertise. The children are provided with the very best resources possible, while constantly reviewing this provision in the light of curriculum changes and development.
DT at St Mary’s is taught through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC ) in topics, using the objectives in the National Curriculum. The IPC topic based approach creates opportunities for learning in an exciting and meaningful way, allowing children to make links between subjects, through many cross curricular opportunities.
In addition we hold one DT Day per year for all classes in the school.
The safety of the children is the responsibility of the class teacher. The children are taught the safe use and correct procedure involved when using tools and equipment in a learning environment. The children are made aware of the need to be careful and to understand that their actions can affect others.
The children build up a range of skills when using equipment to reduce unnecessary risk. All staff, including helpers, are made aware of food safety procedures when working with food to minimise any risks. The children wear protective clothing if/when necessary.
GOV.UK provides documents from the Department for Education relating to the National Curriculum’s statutory programmes of study for Design and Technology. Please click the link below to explore: