Design and Technology
At St. Leonard’s, DT prepares children for today’s rapidly changing world. It helps to stimulate children’s creativity, curiosity and imagination. It encourages them to become independent problem solvers and to work as part of a team. Our DT curriculum provides opportunities for children to solve real and relevant problems so that the skills they are developing have purpose. It provides the children with the knowledge and understanding to develop their skills and offers both support and challenge. We want children to work constructively and productively with others, to show initiative and ask questions about the design process. We provide equality of opportunities within DT and encourage children to aspire to be more. Our high-quality DT supports cultural development by encouraging children to reflect on products and inventions. They understand how all cultures have contributed to technology to improve the quality of our lives. We aim to build an awareness of the impact of DT on our lives and encourage pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements. When learning skills related to food and nutrition, children learn to prepare a range of traditional and modern dishes from all cultures and countries. The children draw on other areas of their learning, including maths, computing, science and art to help them understand how we are reliant on each other in our ever-changing world.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. It is how it is made.”
Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple
• Cook and prepare food adhering to good health and hygiene routines