Statement of Intent
The aim of teaching Design and Technology at St. John’s Stonefold is to provide children with real life context for learning. Our curriculum provides challenge for all children. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that helps children to foster a love of DT. Through Design and Technology children are taught to develop their creative, technical, and practical expertise that inform their everyday lives and support them to participate successfully in the technological world. Teachers and staff work with children to help them develop skills, make prototypes and high-quality products. Additionally, children develop their knowledge of how to critique, evaluate, test their ideas and products and the work of others as they progress through school.
The main aims of Design and Technology at our school are:
- To stimulate curiosity in design.
- To research existing products/food items to inform choices in their own work.
- To engage children in the design process and how these contribute to design decisions.
- Secure knowledge of how to use relevant materials, equipment, tools and manufacturing methods and how they inform the design their product.
- To explore attitudes towards the made world and how we live and work within it.
- To develop an understanding of the concepts of taste, shape, space, colour, texture, pattern and function.
- To work with a wide variety of styles and forms of design from a range of periods and cultures.
- To promote spiritual development in a personal way through creative work.