”High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.” (The National Curriculum)
At St Andrew’s, we believe that every child is entitled to a curriculum that is creative, captivating and challenging and equips them for today and tomorrow. Design and Technology is at the very heart of our intent for all pupils at St Andrew’s. It is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils will learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
As a school, we have chosen to deliver our Design and Technology curriculum through a cross curricula, project based approach, which is supported by Curriculum Maestro, from the Foundation Stage through to Year 6.
Children in our Foundation Stage begin their Design and Technology journey by developing their expressive arts and design in projects such as Big Wide World and Sunshine and Sunflowers.
Children in KS1 continue their Design and Technology journey through projects including, Moon Zoom and Bright Lights, Big City.
Children in KS2 continue their Design and Technology journey through projects including Burps, Bottoms and Bile and mighty metals in lower KS2, and Eat the Seasons and Tomorrows World in upper KS2.