D.T. at St Joseph's
At St. Joseph's, we provide opportunities for each child, in each topic, to design, make and evaluate their final product. Our design and technology curriculum encourages children to combine skill, knowledge, concepts and values to enable them to tackle real problems which in turn can improve critical analysis, problem solving, and practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to provide the children with numerous opportunities to gain skills and develop their understanding in relation to the expectations outlined in the National Curriculum.
Click here to access the latest Design and Technology National Curriculum page for more information.
Changes to the D.T. Curriculum include:
-More emphasis on creating 'innonvative' products in KS2
-Two strands: Designing and Making and Cooking and Nutrition
-Teaching the importance of making on-going changes and improvements during making stages
-Looking into seasonality of ingrdients and how they are grown, caught or reared
-The introduction of computing an coding of products in KS2
-Researching key events and individuals in KS2
These skills are developed through a cross curricular topic based approach.
Click here to view the DT Topics Overview.
In each term, we focus on different aspects of the D.T. curriculum and make links between other subjects such as maths, science and art as much as possible. Below are some of our wonderful examples of products produced this year...