Design & Technology
Design and Technology
At Corpus Christi, our Design and Technology curriculum has been developed to create exciting, inspiring and purposeful opportunities for our children to design and create real and relevant products, as we believe they are our creators and innovators of the future. Our children will be encouraged to work in co-operation with one another, considering both their own needs, wants and values as well as those of others. We are committed to preparing the children for and equipping them with skills to help them navigate tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Design and Technology is a rigorous and practical subject. It can be found in many of the objects children use every day and is a part of children’s immediate experiences, which forms a basis for their learning from Early Years through to KS2. The children will develop their evaluative and critical thinking skills through analysing the effectiveness of different products. We will encourage our children to become independent thinkers and risk takers. With strong links to other subjects, DT will broaden pupils’ learning across the curriculum.
• We have a clear and comprehensive scheme of work which is informed by both the National Curriculum and the Design and Technology Association.
• Each year group is taught three D&T topics each year, one per term, with one of these being a food and nutrition topic.
• Each project will follow the cycle of research, design, make and evaluate.
• There will be clear and appropriate cross curricular links to underpin learning in many different areas across the curriculum, giving the children opportunities to learn life skills and apply skills to ‘hands on’ situations in a purposeful context.
• Children will have access to a range of different resources to use as part of their D&T projects, as well as learning how to use equipment safely.
Through learning in D&T lessons, pupils will build on their abilities to implement the Corpus Christi 6C's into their lives, by being creators, working with others, being willing to take risks and asking questions. Children will understand more about Design Technology, demonstrating this knowledge when using tools or skills in other areas of the curriculum and in opportunities outside of school.
As designers, children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.