Design & Technology

St. Ignatius (BKCAT) Design & Technology Plan

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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Intent:

We aim for all children to develop skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms and a wide variety of materials, including food. At each stage of learning, children will be able to build on previous skills and develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

We intend to do this by:

  • Ensuring a high quality and progressive D.T. curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable
  • Encourage children to problem solve and develop and adapt their ideas to create a range of products
  • Create opportunities for practical activities and develop creativity
  • Nurturing innovation and developing the confidence in children so they will take risks