Design and Technology (D.T.) at St Anne's provides a motivating and meaningful context for using English, maths, science, art and computing knowledge and skills. The need to persevere is inherent in the study of D.T. and so it is a key subject in our pursuit of 'growth mindsets' across the school.
The D.T. curriculum aims to give young people the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology. The children learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and how to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies, to improve the world around them.
Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils learn how to take risks; as a result becoming more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. D.T. also provides our children with the opportunity to work collaboratively for a purpose outside of the classroom.