At St Oswald's our design & technology curriculum is constructed to inspire, children think innovatively and inquisitively. We provide varied learning opportunities, which aim to develop not only children’s technical skill in design & technology; but also to develop their wider knowledge of product design and their ability to apply vocabulary accurately.
Throughout all year groups, we offer a wide range of creative opportunities to allow the children to create products to suit a given purpose throughout our projects. Design & technology links well with many other subjects, such as art, maths and science and teachers carefully plan these links to ensure they are meaningful.
Most of our Design and Technology topic is linked to topic work, which gives it a real purpose and provides opportunities for a variety of skills to be developed. It is through these activities that children develop a wide range of design techniques in textiles, cooking and nutrition, structures and mechanisms. They also learn to use a range of materials and tools effectively and competently. We teach our children to appreciate the work of designers and craftspeople and to use them as valuable sources of inspiration for their own work. They are also encouraged to evaluate their own work and that of their peers.