Design and Technology
Design Technology (DT) is important in our modern world. Evidence of design is all around us and we believe the it is vital that our pupils develop an understanding of the integral role which design and the creation of designed products play in our society.
At St Peter and St Paul, our DT curriculum is split into three different areas: ‘cook’, ‘sew’ and ‘build’. It is designed so that each year group will complete a unit of work in these three different areas once a year. Each unit has been devised to be delivered in a five-hour block, once a term, which can be taught over a single day or two half days.
Two different ‘aspects’ of design are interwoven into the three areas of study: the environment and sustainability, and enterprise and innovation. These ‘aspects’ acknowledge enduring and contemporary concerns of modern design.
Each unit specifies the concepts and skills which the students are expected to learn over the course of a unit and these concepts and skills progress gradually throughout the course of key stage 1 and 2.
Please see the DT curriculum map below for an overview of the units taught.