Design and 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. 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." (National Curriculum)
Design Technology at St Jude’s
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of design and making a product. We deliver projects, which encourage the children to work in a range of relevant contexts, for example, links to their current topic, the school grounds and the local community.
When creating a product, we encourage the children to be active participants in the design, making and evaluating process.
Some examples of projects the children have been involved in recently are, making a Tudor village, creating a diorama of a cabin on the Titanic and designing and making an animal themed bread roll.