Design and Technology - D.T.
At St. Patrick's we strive to deliver design technology in a way that is inspiring, rigorous and practical. We encourage creativity and imagination; enabling pupils 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. Children will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens who relish a challenge. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, our children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment]. Within cooking and nutrition, as part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.
D.T Skill progression map 23-24
Resources to help support learning at home in the subject of D.T.
The Institute of Industry and Technology - https://education.theiet.free-stem-resources/home-learning-resources-key-stage-1-and-2/
Key Stage 1 Resource - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-design-and-technology/
Key Stage 2 Resources - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-design-and-technology/