Design and Technology (DT) at St Christopher’s is an inspiring 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. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.
DT is taught by the pupil’s class teacher in Nursery to Year 3. DT in Years 4, 5 and 6 is taught by a specialist DT teacher in our purpose-built DT classroom or Food Technology kitchen for 1 hour each week. Our specialist DT classroom is resourced with state of the art equipment, such as a vacuum former, belt sander, pillar drill as well as standard resistant materials tools and sewing machines for textile projects.
Our DT curriculum in Nursery and Reception follows the Expressive Arts and Design guidance in the Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This involves children being able to safely explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques.
Our DT curriculum in Years 1 to 6 follows the DT Programmes of Study in the National Curriculum for England 2014. This ensures that all pupils have ample opportunities to design, make and evaluate projects.