Design and Technology
At St Patrick’s, we follow PlanBee’s Design and Technology scheme of work. We aim to inspire pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through design, creation, and evaluation. We want our children to use creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Through the DT curriculum, children will be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose. We intend for all children to acquire appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others. Through our progressive scheme of work, we aim for the children to build an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.