At St John’s, we value DT as 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. We aim for the pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. In DT, 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.
The Programme of Study for the National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- work with a range of materials and components to make products. These include textiles, food, construction kits (including electronics) and sheet materials.
- design and make good quality products.
- produce work using a variety of materials and processes.
- acquire creative and technical skills.
- formulate opinions about designs
- evaluate their designs and products.
- communicate their ideas orally and visually.
- develop an interest in D & T.
- are encouraged to think for themselves
- develop and use the language/vocabulary of D & T, to observe and record information