Design & Technology
In Design and Technology (D.T.) our children are encouraged to take risks and to become more resourceful and enterprising. They have dedicated lessons in our Science and Art rooms.
The skills children develop in DT deepen their appreciation of other subjects such as maths, science and art.
Our children use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Through the teaching of D.T, pupils are taught the skills to safely use a range of materials and equipment – including food and computer software.
Many activities at St Michael’s are designed to reflect the themes being taught within year groups and children are encouraged to make suggestions, evaluate and improve their designs during all parts of the process.
We have close partnerships with other schools and organisations in the local community who regularly have their experts come into St Michael’s and support the children in a particular area of the D.T. curriculum.
Early Years examples: Exploring the world around them and developing the gross and fine motor skills, cooking, weighing, mixing, cutting, sharing what they have made with each other (and making sure Assistant Head Miss Sorapure gets some too!).
Key Stage 1 examples: Following a structured progression of skills focusing on food, materials, textiles, electrical and electronics, construction, mechanics and computing. Helping create a seaside experience.
Key Stage 2 examples: Building and applying a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills to design high-quality prototypes and products. Critiquing, evaluating and testing their ideas and products and the work of others. Children research and design structures linked to other curriculum areas.