DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Subject Leader - Miss S Wright
Design and Technology Intent Statement
At St. Pius X we believe that children should be given opportunities to develop their confidence through risk taking, thinking creatively and using their initiative. Lessons are exciting, ambitious and give children the chance to solve real life problems in a number of contexts. Children are inspired to become engineers, designers, chefs and architects. We believe that our children will leave St. Pius X as resilient, competent, and thoughtful learners having gained the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
At St. Pius X our faith underpins everything that we do and we have a curriculum that is centred around our core Gospel Values. Design and Technology provides children with a means to express themselves and their own talents. We want to develop the children’s love of design and technology by showing them how they can be of service and make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Our Design and Technology Curriculum aims to be ambitious, for future learning and employment. Lessons are coherently planned, well sequenced, excite, motivate and stretch all students. We use the Design and Technology association https://www.data.org.uk/ and Oak National Academy https://classroom.thenational.academy/ as tools to help us deliver objectives. At St. Pius X children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum to give them the essential tools to succeed in both their personal and professional lives. Our curriculum provides both a clear progression of both knowledge and skills, and a framework that can be adapted to meet the needs of all our children.
"Those who love use their imagination to discover solutions where others see only problems. Those who love help others according to their needs and with creativity, not according to preconceived ideas or common conceptions." Pope Francis
Long Term Plan
At St. Pius X, we deliver Design and Technology following the National Curriculum (Years 1-6). Our Early Years Curriculum is guided by the EYFS Statutory Framework and supported by Development Matters.
Progression of knowledge and skills in Design and Technology