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Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Design and Technology Subject Overview

Our Vision

At St. Francis de Sales we aim provide high-quality education, providing children with the foundations to understand the influence and impact of design and technology in the modern world. Through building key knowledge and understanding of technological and design concepts, pupils are encouraged and empowered to develop practical and creative problem solving skills to meet the design and technology challanges of today and the future. Also, through developing an understanding of the foods we eat and key technical skills to prepare and cook food, we aim to provide children with the foundations of how to eat healthily and to provide for themselves throught their lives.



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.