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Design & Technology

Fostering Creativity in Design & Technology

At St. Michael’s, our Design & Technology lessons align with the EYFS framework and national curriculum. This inspiring subject encourages children to think creatively and work collaboratively to solve problems.

In our Design and Technology classes, students learn to develop ideas, work with various tools and materials, and make informed choices. We emphasise open discussions, evaluations, and constructive feedback. Mistakes are seen as stepping stones to improvement, fostering resilience and perseverance.

In Foundation Stage, D & T is an important part of the school day, with regular provision for model making and building. Design & Technology is included within: Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language.

In Key Stages 1 and 2, our lessons focus on:

  1. Designing
  2. Making
  3. Evaluating
  4. Using Technical Knowledge

In KS1, children use personal experiences to shape their designs and develop vocabulary to express their ideas.

Moving on to Key Stage 2 (KS2), students further refine their skills, with a heightened focus on the continuous cycle of evaluation and design. Here, children delve into the world of existing products, frequently developing prototypes for critical assessment.

Through Design & Technology, our students learn the value of serving others. They communicate, design, and create products for the benefit of the community. This subject encourages them to consider not only their needs but also how their creations can benefit others.