Design and Technology is an inspiring, creative and practical subject. Using imagination and creativity, pupils design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.
Here at St. Luke’s CE Academy, we use the Design & Technology Associations ‘Projects on a Page (POAP).’ POAP is based on the six essentials of good practice in D&T (user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovation and authenticity) and ensures children’s learning is genuinely design and technological in nature. Staff use POAP as a framework for the core fundamentals in D&T and from this, complete projects that link to their own curriculum theme ensuring that meaningful cross curricular links are made to ensure that their D&T experiences are real and relevant to the world today.
Children that can:
· Apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values
· Work both individually and as part of a team.
· Select appropriate tools and techniques with increasing accuracy for making a product, whilst following safe procedures
· Evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others, following the iterative design process
· reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impact
· Apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook
· Have the practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world