Design and Technology is about our children developing design and making skills that they can combine with specific knowledge and understanding in order to create and make quality products. This process should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how products are designed and made. Children should also become increasingly aware of the technological contribution made to both our culture and quality of life.
At St. Luke's we are teaching Design and Technology according to the 2014 National Curriculum. We seek to provide our children with exciting cross-curricular opportunities that involve designing, investigating, making and evaluating products. Design and technology also includes food preparation, cooking and nutrition knowledge. Projects are often organised in blocks so the children can see the process then results of their learning as it happens. This will involve on the spot decisions when they have to overcome problems, but also time to consider and explore alternative ways of making something.
Please refer to our curriculum maps for more information regarding the specific units and skills taught in each year group.