Design and Technology
At St. Mark and All Saints, design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Through our Harmony Curriculum, creativity, imagination and cross curricular links, pupils design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. At St. Mark and All Saints, we encourage children to learn how to take risks, become resourceful and innovative. We enjoy exploring influences from the past and present and develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
At St. Mark and All Saints, children enjoy their cooking with our food technology teacher. They are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We enjoy using some of the food that we produce on our school farm, which supports our sustainability principle. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables the children to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life. The lessons the children experience also provide them with important hygiene and safety skills to further prepare them.
The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.