At St Mary’s Catholic Academy we believe Design & Technology prepares children as ‘creative problem solvers’ who can take part in the development of their rapidly changing world. The children will develop their knowledge of design, research and develop their ideas, be visionary and inspiring, use tools, utensils and processes and evaluate the suitability and productivity of their designs. The curriculum develops communication skills through: programming, drawings, models, presentations, discussions and evaluations.
Children will develop and understanding of technological processes, products and their usefulness to society. Whilst learning to follow safe procedures, they will learn to select appropriate tools/utensils and techniques for making a product. This aspect of the St Mary’s curriculum will develop transferable skills of collaboration, explanation, creative thinking, depiction and evaluation; it will celebrate technology as the driver of progress in society.