At St Anne's, Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for our pupils to learn practical skills and create quality products that are purposeful. We want children to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding to make products light up, meet Health and Safety requirements and be structurally sound. The children will then test, refine and develop their products. Design and Technology develops our children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food.
As well as acquiring a broad range of subject knowledge, we will draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. We use visits to and from external organisations to gain knowledge to become enterprising and capable citizens. We will teach stories behind inventions and develop an understanding of how design and technology impacts on daily life and the wider world.
We will teach the children the importance of healthy eating and ensure this critical life skill is developed through school. We want our children to be able to make healthy, affordable meals using a variety of ingredients and seasonings as well as know where certain foods come from.