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Design and Technology


DT Intent and Implementation

Design and Technology (DT) at Cardinal Newman is an inspiring, rigorous, and practical subject. Areas covered include food technology, textiles and materials and their properties.

Each year group teaches progressive skills in each of these areas. Pupils are taught how to plan, design, carry out, review and evaluate their ideas. They use their previous knowledge and creative thinking to design and make products creating practical solutions to everyday problems within a variety of contexts.

Cross curricular links are made between Art, Science. Mathematics and PSHE.

Pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and use skills developed in mathematics, science, computing and art lessons within their DT projects. We also offer food technology lessons within the DT curriculum where the children are provided with ample opportunity to practise their cutting, chopping, slicing and grating skills both with and without heat

Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life.