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Design Technology

Subject intent DT

At St Michael’s we want our children to love design technology.

We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up knowing they could be architects, graphic designers, chefs or carpenters.

The Design Technology curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their design and technology capital. Early in their learning journey, children have the opportunity to master and use a range of basic skills which enable them be designers, engineers or chefs right from the start. Children are encouraged to apply and use their growing skills and knowledge to solve a range of problems as they move through the school. Having the resilience to cope when things go wrong and when they find flaws in their designs is central to the way the subject is taught – helping them to understand that very few designers have got things right first time!

We want to equip them with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the Design Technology National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Wherever we can, links are made to ‘real-life’ professions and contexts to give the children a sense of purpose when engaged in their work.

We want our children to remember their DT lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace the DT opportunities they are presented with!

We achieve this by providing a rich, diverse curriculum, underpinned by our school’s core values of Respect, Honesty and Love, enabling every member of the school community to have a ‘Lifetime Love for Learning’.