July 18, 2019

Design Technology

Here at St. Joseph’s, we believe, Design and Technology develops children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. As a school, we do our best to encourage children’s creativity and encourage each student to think about important issues related to design and technology.

Design and Technology aids in our teaching of Maths and English and indeed other compulsory subjects on the curriculum in a fun manner and put these subjects into context making them easier to digest and more understandable to younger primary age students.

Design and Technology allows children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

Aims of Design & Technology

  • to develop children’ designing and making skills,
  • to teach children the knowledge and understanding, within each child’s ability, that will be required to complete the making of their product,
  • to teach children the safe and effective use of a range of tools, materials and components
  • to develop children’s understanding of the ways in which people have designed products in the past and present to meet their needs,
  • to develop children’s creativity and innovation through designing and making, · to develop children’s understanding of technological processes, their management and contribution to society.

Co-ordinator Mr S Eagar

Updated September 2017