Our Lady of the Rosary
Primary School

Joy, Excellence, Service

Design and Technology

At Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School, we believe that design and technology is of key importance to providing a creative, relevant and skills-based curriculum for all pupils in an ever-advancing world of technological development. A skills-based curriculum is essential to effectively equip pupils with the technical knowledge and evaluative approach necessary to solve real life problems. “Design and Technology helps you to teach Maths, English and Science by putting these subjects into context, making them easier to digest and more understandable to primary age pupils.” (The Design and Technology Association)
Our aim is to ensure pupils develop a lifelong, healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards design and technology equipped with the technical skills necessary to accurately document and convey their intentions.
We have a strong focus on language development, knowing how fundamental it is to our ability to learn and communicate ideas, views and feelings. We encourage children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and respond reflectively and critically to every aspect of the design, make and evaluate process.
We follow a bespoke, systematic and progressive design and technology programme which details four key domains within D&T.
• -Cooking and Nutrition
• -Textiles
• -Coding and Control
• -Mechanisms and Structures
At Our Lady of the Rosary, it is our duty to ensure that all pupils:
• develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
• build and apply a repertoire 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.