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Curriculum Statement

Our Philosophy

At Our Lady’s we feel Design Technology should be an inspiring, relevant and practical subject. Through the use of creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real life problems within a variety of contexts. They take into consideration their own needs and seek to find solutions that may support the values, wants and needs of other people in order to contribute to the society they live in.

Our Learning Journey

Through a variety of exciting themed activities our pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge about Design Technology and utilise skills from other subjects across the curriculum such as mathematics, science, literacy, computing and art.

Pupils learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable as they build on their knowledge and understanding of Design Technology from Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

Through the evaluation of past and present Design Technology as a key component of their learning, they develop a deeper understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

The delivery of a high-quality Design Technology curriculum ensures our pupils are equipped with the ability to make a contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the world they are growing up in.

Our Aims

We teach children in line with the National Curriculum (2014) for Design Technology and aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently;
  • have the necessary skills to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world;
  • build and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality mock-ups and products for a range of users;
  • assess, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others through an iterative process;
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating and learn how to cook.