Design and Technology
At Rothwell St Mary’s, Design Technology is purposefully designed to prepare children to take part in an increasingly technological world. Working on enhancing their creativity, technical expertise and logical problem-solving skills, our Design Technology curriculum aims to encourage children’s independence and curiosity.
Around school, you can see a wide range of Design Technology projects underway. From designing and making prototypes for a range of users to learning how to cook, children are taught to critique, evaluate and test their own work every step of the way. Through this meaningful Design Technology curriculum, the children of Rothwell St Mary’s are building a set of useful skills vital for future life.
We want to ensure that our children have secure Design and Technology skills that are retained and embedded in line with the National Curriculum.
Implementation: DT Implementation Plan
Long Term Plans:
Below is the long term plan for the whole school. Individual medium term plans are located on the planning section of each year group page.
Subject Policy:St Mary’s DT Policy 2019
National Curriculum and Development Matters for Design Technology:
DT in our School
St Mary’s Remembers
To commemorate Remembrance Day and all of the brave soldiers who fought for our country, St Mary’s reflected on the symbol of the poppy. Across the school, we thought about the symbol and what it represents to us all, before expressing this in various art and design forms.
Reception and KS1 made their own poppies using recycled bottles. From this, they made beautiful wreaths to go at the front of our school, to both show our community that Rothwell St Mary’s remembers and to help them to honour the day as well. KS2 took a paper poppy and created their own work of art, reflecting on what the poppy means to this and exploring this with different media. It was fantastic to see the range of inspirations and creativity on show! As a school, we observed Remembrance Day, with Year 3 laying KS2’s poppy wreaths on our local cenotaph for us.
We are proud to be a part of this historic tradition and hope that our poppies remain a symbol of hope for a peaceful future for both us and the whole community.