Design and Technology Statement of Intent

‘You are the light of the world’

At St Anne’s CE Primary School, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils in creating a curriculum that encourages children to become resilient learners of design and technology through inspiring, rigorous and practical activities. Our core values, particularly Respect, Courage and Commitment, will be used to encourage children to understand how to explain and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. The curriculum is designed to progressively develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of our ever-changing diverse world. We aim to nurture the children’s natural curiosity and love of learning so that they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

By the end of Key Stage 2, and in preparation for Key Stages 3 and 4, our 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.

Through these opportunities, be believe children can become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens who will shine in the world and their own community.