A passion for creating using different materials. An inspired approach to designing and making products, and the resilience to adapt this to a target market or audience.
Design and Technology
"Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein.
What makes a good DT student
About Our Vision for Design Technology
All children will be taught to develop their creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday design and technology tasks, confidently and enthusiastically, to help them to participate successfully in an ever increasingly technological world.
They will build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users and will be able to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others and that they children will understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook a range of recipes using the correct tools safely and confidently.
We strive to teach design and technology that will excite, enthuse and grow our children creatively with passion towards a bright future.
DT plays an important part at St. Wulstan’s in the development of the pupils understanding and enjoyment of the real world in which they live. It also contributes to their personal and social education, particularly in relation to economic and industrial understanding. DT also enables pupils to appreciate the variety and nature of materials and the ways in which they may be worked. We understand that DT also gives pupils an awareness that they can affect and control their environment, while being involved in relevant, enjoyable and meaningful experiences. During their time at St. Wulstan’s, pupils have opportunities to build up a repertoire of skills in order to realise their ideas.
As part of DT, children are given the opportunity to plan what they are going to make. They are required to think about the materials, skills and time required.
Children in the Early Years, KS1 through to KS2 are given the opportunity to do at least one design and make task (DMTs) a term. These DMTs are focused activities mostly arising from termly topics and are based on new skills they need to learn. These activities are sometimes based on an identified need.
The New National Curriculum (2014) states that cooking and nutrition should be delivered to all children in KS1 and KS2. In KS1 children are expected to learn where food comes from and what constitutes a healthy diet. In KS2 children would prepare and cook savoury dishes and learn more about how food is reared/grown and about the effects of seasonality. The children are given many opportunities to taste and make various dishes and discover the origins of food.
If you have any questions about the DT curriculum within school, please come into school and ask to speak to Mrs. Smithson, our DT Lead.
Useful Design Technology Links:
As part of Design Technology the children learn about healthy eating and lifestyles. For advice check the links below:
Other Design and Technology links and websites can be found below:
Ideas for Design and Technology activities to do with your children:
Design and Technology Programmes of Study