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Design Technology

Subject Lead - Mrs Julie Ramm

At St Thomas More Catholic Primary school we understand that D&T (Design and Technology) allows pupils to solve problems, think creatively and develop ideas. D&T offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activity within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. It is vital to nurture pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as prepare them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing. 

Design and Technology at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School supports the learning of Maths and English and other subjects in the curriculum in a fun and inspiring way and puts these subjects into context, making them easier to digest and more understandable.

In teaching D&T, we aim to help pupils: 

  • Develop their design and making skills.
  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of design and technologies.
  • Use a wide range of tools and materials.
  • Learn about working safely and protective measures.
  • Work individually and collaborate with other pupils in a variety of contexts.
  • Develop the capability to create products of a high standard through skills and understanding. 
  • Evaluate products, made by themselves, their peer groups and different companies. 
  • Explore the world and encourage discussion of how we live and work within it. 
  • Develop an interest in and understanding of technological processes and the role of manufacturing in society. 
  • Learn the principles of nutrition, healthy eating and how to cook