Design and Technology
At St Patrick’s, our D&T curriculum aims to stimulate pupils’ interest and understanding of good design and technology and how it impacts on the culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. We seek to foster our children’s ingenuity and skills development.
Our D&T curriculum is designed to develop children’s technical skills, stimulate originality and creativity, and to provide rich opportunities to design products that are purposeful and relevant. Every child has the opportunity to engage with construction, textiles, and cooking and nutrition units each academic year. They learn how to assess risks, and use tools safely. Evaluation runs through each unit – evaluation of existing products, evaluation of their own skills and evaluation of their finished products. This is key to the design process. Pupils learn about relevant designers and how their work has made an impact in industry, Britain or the wider world.