Design and Technology
At St Peter’s we believe that Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of the rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become innovative and creative thinkers and problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.
Through the study of Design and Technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. This allows children to analyse and evaluate past and present designs, its uses and its impacts. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Through DT lessons, children learn to produce practical solutions to real problems and develop technical understanding and making skills, they learn about design methods and investigate their environment and the materials around them.
Communication is vital in DT; children are encouraged to listen to the ideas of others, and treat them with respect, to critically evaluate existing products, both their own work and those of others. They have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.