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 you, we will endeavour to equip you with a wealth of knowledge and skills that will empower you to Through your explorations of design and technology you will become masterful at combining your practical skills with your understanding of function and purpose.
In the EYFS, you will be immersed into rich learning experiences where you will discuss, design, explore and construct using a range of tools and techniques. At first, we will introduce you 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 you. will continue to ask questions, to investigate your predictions and to analyse, evaluate and test your wild and wonderful ideas and products. 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 you are ready to embark upon your secondary school education, you will have superb competence in controlling materials and tools. You will have acquired an ever-expanding bank of technical knowledge, understanding and skills in order to competently design and make your very own prototypes and products. Your creative, technical and imaginative thinking will continue to flourish in your everyday life. You are going to become the resourceful, innovative and enterprising young technicians of our future. Our planet will be in your hands and we can’t wait to watch the stellar impact that you are going to have upon it.