St Mary’s Design and Technology Intent
Through the realms of Design and Technology, we will inspire, challenge and reach out to each and every one of our children. We will endeavour to equip them with a wealth of knowledge and skills that will empower them to Through their explorations of design and technology, they will become masterful at combining their practical skills with their understanding of function and purpose.
In the EYFS, pupils will be immersed into rich learning experiences where they will discuss, design, explore and construct using a range of tools and techniques. At first, we will introduce them indirectly to the world of Design and Technology through activities that will encourage you to explore, observe, predict, think, solve problems, make decisions and talk about the design challenges ahead of them. will continue to ask questions, to investigate your predictions and to analyse, evaluate and test their wild and wonderful ideas and products. We w There will also be opportunities to investigate, absorb and apply the principles of nutrition as you experiment with the techniques of cooking with healthy and scrumptious varied ingredients.
By the time the children are ready to embark upon their secondary school education, they will have superb competence in controlling materials and tools. They will have acquired an ever-expanding bank of technical knowledge, understanding and skills in order to competently design and make their very own prototypes and products. Their creative, technical and imaginative thinking will continue to flourish in their everyday life. They are going to become the resourceful, innovative and enterprising young technicians of our future.