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Design and Technology at St Columba’s
Design and Technology brings learning to life at St Columba’s. We strive to teach design and technology that will excite, enthuse and grow our children creatively with passion .
They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on skills from other subjects such as mathematics, science and computing. Through their evaluation of their own and others design, the children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
How Design Technology is Implemented at St Columba's
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, the children are taught the understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of designing and making.
From EYFS through to Y6 pupils explore and use a variety of materials and media through a combination of adult directed and child-initiated activities. The children have opportunities to learn to:
The children design products with a purpose in mind and an intended user for their products. Food technology is carried out across the school with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare this.
The children will;
Use research and develop design criteria to make products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or group.
Generate, develop and communicate their ideas effectively through discussion, diagrams, prototypes and computer-aided design
Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing) accuratel.
Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients
Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
To understand how key events and individuals in Design and Technology have helped shape the world
We try to ensure the children develop their creative, technical and practical skills. Children learn how to take risks, become resourceful and innovative. 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.
Topics that the children study each term
There is an expected progression in skills for Design and Technology, from Year 1 to Year 6. This is based on the expectations of the national curriculum.
Design and Technology National Curriculum
Design Technology Policy.