Design Technology


At St Mary’s school our intention is to provide the children with a Design and Technology curriculum that reflects the purposes and aims taken from the national curriculum, inspiring our pupils to develop their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

Cooking is a key element to the Design and Technology National Curriculum. Cooking is important to us as a school, as it ensures children are able to achieve the best learning outcomes possible by providing them with curriculum breadth. We aim to expose pupils to a range of food and customs from British and other cultures from around the world and appreciate how food is central to many British and world festivals and events. We aim to improve children’s awareness of Fundamental British Values (FBV) and deepen their spiritual, moral, social and culture development through their diverse understanding of food and the vital role it plays in cultures.