Design and Technology shapes our world and at Blessed Mother Teresa's, we want to allow our pupils to explore it's influence on our society. From the food we eat at lunch time, to the mode of transport we use to get to school- D and T is everywhere. Through our Curriculum vehicles, we want to give pupils the opportunity to think outside of the box by making choices, meeting experts in the field and testing and evaluating their finished projects.
Design & Technology Curriculum Statement
Design and Technology Progression of Skills
Design Technology National Curriculum
Here is 'What the children say...'
Year 1 - "Making our very own box of chocolates was such good fun and we even got to give them to someone special as a gift."
Year 3 - "I enjoy DT lessons very much but in particular I loved planning my puppets and sewing my story bag."
Design & Technology is taught through the vehicle. This results in excellent cross-curricular opportunities that ensures children are engaged and interested in the subject through the excitement of the vehicle. It also allows for the British Values of democracy, individual liberty, tolerance and respect to be highlighted, understood and practised by children.
Children will learn about key figures and design work and become increasingly more familiar with those who have successfully developed creative, technical and practical expertise within design ranging from Antoni Gaudi to Anthony Gormley to Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
They will also experience the following during Key Stage 1 and 2:
- Visits to galleries and museums
- Through visits and visitor experience become increasingly familiar with Design career opportunities available in the work place
The Best of the Best!
Josiah Wedgwood. Wedgwood was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1730 and was a talented potter by the age of 9. He had to think innovatively after the loss of his leg from an illness when he was 14 left him unable to use a potter’s wheel. Amongst other successes, Wedgwood was one of the first people to build large factories, changing the way that pottery was produced around the world. His designs are famous across the globe and are instantly recognisable.