"We can create anything." - EYFS Pupil
At St Patrick's, Design & Technology gives children the chance to use creative thinking to make products which solve real problems, whilst allowing children to develop technical skills across the age phases. In line with National Curriculum, each year children complete a variety of creative and practical activities. In each unit, they research, design, make and evaluate a product, ensuring that previous skills are built upon and new ones are developed each year.
"I liked the puppets the most, I made an orange one with button eyes and we used kids' needles." - Year One Pupil
In Design & Technology, children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge from cooking to construction skills and draw upon other subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present Design and Technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
" I like the fact that we can use tools on our own and we can make very impressive models with a small amount of supplies." - Year 5 Pupil