At St Saviour’s Academy, Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. It can be found in many everyday objects children use. Children gain inspiration through engineers, designers and chefs to enable them to create a range of textiles, structure, mechanisms and food products, with a real-life purpose. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. We combine skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to link work to other areas of the curriculum such as; mathematics, science, history, geography, computing and art.

Children experience DT through

· Real life contexts/problems

· Problem solving

· Online research/learning

· Visits/visitors

· Class discussion

· Hands on experiences

· Group work

· Cross curricular links

 

DT is assessed by

· Children’s work in books

· DT projects

· Pupil interviews

· Age related expectations