Design Technology Intent Statement
DT is to explore, design and create objects with a real life purpose.
At St Joseph's, Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which encourages children to learn, think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.
At St Joseph’s, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
DT provides children with a real life context for learning. At St Joseph’s, we want to allow children to aspire to be more through creating opportunities for them in the wider world. Through the DT curriculum, children are inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose.
Our aims are to ensure that children:
- 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.
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