At Holy Family, we value Design and Technology as an inspiring subject that helps to prepare children for the developing world. Pupils are taught to use their imagination and creativity to design and make a range of products, drawing on their mathematics, science, computing, and art knowledge. They use their skills to solve real and practical problems using the process of research, design, plan and evaluate. Through this process they learn to take risks and to overcome obstacles in the design and making process, helping them to become resourceful, innovative, and capable citizens with practical skills that can be relied upon in their future.
We use the Kapow Primary scheme of work to guide our curriculum and then tailor it to the needs of our pupils and our Creative Curriculum. Children will be given opportunities to work within the following strands: Design, Make, Evaluate and Technical knowledge. The Key areas of learning focused upon are: Structures, Mechanisms, Electrical systems, Cooking and Nutrition, Textiles and Digital world. Our pupils will have the opportunity to be creative while embedding technical knowledge and understanding to build the expertise required for the next stage of their learning.