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Design Technology

Design and Technology Curriculum Vision

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

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. At St Matthew’s C of E Primary school children are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. In all areas of Design and Technology the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product. Every child will have the opportunity to learn and extend their understanding, experience and application in the use of technology, in a wide a variety of situations as possible.

Furthermore, children through school are taught cooking and nutrition in the curriculum and we provide a creative curriculum which enables children to make healthy eating choices. We believe teaching pupils to cook is an important part of promoting a whole school approach to health and wellbeing, helping us achieve high standards as a Healthy School. They are taught safety aspects of cooking and to develop independence, cooking simple nutritious foods.