At English Martyrs, Design and Technology is an exciting, practical subject which allows children to have first-hand experience and explore the world around them. We believe children have an innate curiosity as to how and why things work and our curriculum enhances children’s natural curiosity by providing opportunities for children to apply and develop the skills that they have mastered.
Our main aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in Design and Technology. We ensure the children apply their knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning and making products and then evaluating them. We do this through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual/group activities. Children are given the opportunity to both work on their own and collaborate with others, listening to their ideas. They have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.
Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Lifelong skills are learned, from cooking to designing and making items such as puppets and vehicles, along with sewing activities. Through our cooking sessions we promote healthy eating and safety within the kitchen. Through our schemes of work, we promote safety using everyday tools and equipment.