PLEASE NOTE: We are currently refreshing our Design Technology Curriculum, through the introduction of a new scheme of work.
This is being introduced from the second half of the Spring Term, into the Summer Term of 2024.
New topics have been carefully selected to ensure continuity and progression with our existing scheme, and avoid any repetition or omission in the required elements of the curriculum.
The full scheme will be in place from the start of the new academic year 2024-2025, and all plans and supporting information will be updated below, accordingly.
Progression of Skills in Design Technology
National Curriculum Programme of Study - Design Technology
Our Vision Statement - Design Technology
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
At Our Lady & St Patrick's, children are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. In all areas of Design and Technology the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product. Every child will have the opportunity to learn and extend their understanding, experience and application in the use of technology, including I.C.T, in as wide a variety of situations as possible.
Aims and Objectives
The Design Technology Curriculum
The Design and Technology curriculum contains two strands of subject content:
Design and Making:
Each Design and Technology project should include elements of:
Cooking and Nutrition:
When designing products, pupils should consider:
Each class should undertake at least three Design and Technology units per year.
One of these must be a Food project and the other can be selected from:
Design Technology Projects are included on the yearly plans for each year group, and are linked to class topics where ever possible.
Health and Safety
The general teaching requirement for health and safety applies in this subject.