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Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Our Intent


At St Francis de Sales, the Design and Technology curriculum consists of two discrete aspects; Design
and Cooking and Nutrition. In an increasingly technological and competitive world, it is vitally
important that children develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform
everyday tasks confidently.


Our Design curriculum aims to empower children to use their creativity and imagination, to design
and make products to solve real and relevant problems within inspiring contexts. By evaluating
examples of design and technology of the past and the present, children develop a critical
understanding of the impact, importance and influence of innovative design and technology in the
world around them.


By following design criteria to create products for a variety of purposes, children are encouraged to
take risks and demonstrate their creativity, critical thinking, resourcefulness and enterprising skills in
order to design, make, test, evaluate and improve their product creations.

Our Cooking and Nutrition curriculum also reflects the importance of learning how to cook as crucial
life skill that enables children to feed themselves and others well, throughout their lives. Moreover,
developing a love of cooking also encourages self-expression, creativity and a cultural appreciation
of food. We aim to provide children with high-quality, practical learning activities which enables
them to enjoy the multi-sensory experience of preparing, cooking and eating food.