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INTENT:

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School understands that D&T allows children to solve problems, think creatively and develop ideas. D&T offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activity
within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. It encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. We are committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as
preparing them for living in a modern world with rapidly changing and advancing technology.

Design and technology is 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. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Aims
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
 develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
 build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
 critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
 understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.