Design and Technology
Vision for Design and Technology
At St. Martins, design and technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. We develop children’s skills and knowledge in design, food, structures, mechanisms and electrical control. We follow a design, make, and evaluate approach to the teaching and learning of D.T. We inspire children to become creative independent thinkers and problem solvers, enabling them to identify needs and respond to them by developing a range of ideas. By making products and meaningful systems, allows for an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. At St. Martin’s, Design and technology prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Children are able to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, identifying how this impacts and has impacted our world.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which enables all children, regardless of their background and ability to flourish and become the very best version of themselves. We use the Kapow scheme, which provides clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. We have developed our curriculum through selection of units to enable skills and knowledge to progress through school.
Our skills progression and curriculum overviews can be found below: