Design & Technology
Design and Technology at St James
At St James we believe in providing children with high-quality design and technology education that will inspire children in a rigorous and practical subject. Through this they develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform tasks confidently to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
Our aim is to prepare children to deal with tomorrows rapidly changing world by allowing them to confidently use a range of equipment to perform practical tasks. We aim to encourage independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers, working both as individuals and as part of a team. This will enable them to identify the needs and opportunities offered by a product and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and to make a product their own.
Values Across the Curriculum
Children are taught to have mutual respect, tolerance and to be democratic when organising and completing group work. They take on board and trust the opinions of others and understand that all children need to feel valued. Children also have the opportunity to express their community spirit when working across school on group projects during theme days. All children have the right to express their individual liberty when making choices, sharing ideas and being creative. Children follow safety rules when using equipment, understanding why these rules have to be in place. We see design and technology as an ideal way to embed and apply our work with British and Christian values.
Our Design and Technology Curriculum
DT teaching has been carefully planned for hcildren to build on skills in each phase. You can find the rationale for this here: /uploads/657/files/DT Rationale.pdf