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Design & Technology

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Design and Technology (DT) Curriculum Statement

September 2021

Intent

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At Mount Carmel weoffer children the chance to use creative thinking and design within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. As soon as children enter our Early Years they will receive a design and technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. This involves using a variety of creative and practical activities. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. They work in a range of contexts through our topic based approach which allows for cross curricular links to be made.

Children will build and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.  
Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Each Design and Technology project should include elements of:
Design
Make
Evaluate
Technical Knowledge

Implementation

Through the study of DT pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. They are taught how to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. In all areas of design the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product. Every child will have the opportunity to learn and extend their understanding, experience and application in the use of technology.

Impact

Children will begin to develop a critical understanding of DT, its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. Children will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

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Junior Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Wilson Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BG

Tel: Cheryl Holland: 0161 740 4696

Infant Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Hunt Street, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BL

Tel: Cheryl Clancey: 0161 205 7131

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