At St Mary and St Michael Catholic Primary School, we place our children at the heart of everything we do and offer them an engaging Design and Technology curriculum where every child has the right to high quality teaching and learning opportunities that help them think innovatively and develop a practical and meaningful understanding of the design process. Pupils are guided in designing and making products that have a real-world relevance within a variety of contexts.
Within Design and Technology, children will learn and build on a range of practical and technical skills (see progression of skills), testing their ideas and critiquing and evaluating both their own products and the work of others. Our intent is that the D & T curriculum works with other foundation and core subjects to help equip children with life skills, knowledge and understanding. Children are shown how to plan and encouraged to think creatively, solve problems, consider the needs of others, take risks, be resourceful, be innovative and be enterprising.
Statutory requirements for the teaching and learning of Design and Technology are laid out in the Bailiwick of Guernsey Curriculum and the Design and Technology Entitlement Document. For Early Years, children are able to access Design and Technology Skills through the Expressive Art and Design element of Development Matters.