Design & Technology
Curriculum Overview and Policy
School vision for the teaching of Design & Technology
In St Oswald’s, we encourage children to enjoy school, their learning opportunities and to strive to reach their full potential. Design Technology is an inspiring and practical subject that is concerned with developing the children’s ability to investigate, analyse, design, make and evaluate as part of a whole process; it utilises a range of materials, providing children with many new learning experiences and goals. Children are encouraged to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and other’s needs, wants and values.
By incorporating three aspects of DT across the school year, construction, textiles and food technology, children learn a wide range of skills that they will continue to develop and expand.
Our school aims to provide opportunities for children to develop their design capabilities; we recognise that children are living in a highly developed technological world. Design and Technology provides the children with the opportunity to develop and use a range of skills that will prepare them for a constantly changing society, increasingly dependent on technology.
Design and Technology activities will enable the children to use their creativity, imagination and social interaction skills to design and make their own products, understanding the processes from planning to making, evaluating and refinement. During the teaching of design and technology, a wide range of new skills will be acquired and the knowledge of other subjects, such as Mathematics, science, engineering, ICT and art, will be drawn upon and applied. Children will also develop the life skills and knowledge associated with healthy living, food nutrition and cookery.