Design & Technology

Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good designs.

Stephen Gardiner: Bishop and politician during the English Reformation period.


Design & Technology Lead:

Miss Duncan

Follow the Twitter hashtag #STMDT to see designers in action throughout St Michael’s, from Nursery to Year 6.

Design & Technology: Intent

We follow the Explore curriculum here at St Michael’s, which is underpinned by the National Curriculum, and holds our children and their aspirations, environment and development at its heart. Whilst allowing them to build their knowledge, skills and resilience, it also prepares them for their future as citizens of Liverpool and the wider world. We embrace our children’s spiritual needs through our mission values whilst celebrating their cultural diversity and identity.

By the time our children reach the end of their primary journey we endeavour for them to have the ability to communicate effectively using a broad and varied vocabulary, having being exposed to a wide range of literature and a plethora of life enriching experiences. Year-on-year, children will build on their knowledge and skills to enable them to unlock new learning and explore their talents and interests.

Design and Technology at St Michael’s stimulates creativity and imagination, allowing pupils to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Encouraging Creativity and Imagination

  1. We designed our own sunglasses after learning about sun safety.
  2. We evaluated designs already on the market for how well they worked and their style.
  3. We designed a set of photo magnets to sell at the enterprise event.
  4. We conducted some market research to see which type of backdrops would be most popular.

Design & Technology in St. Michael's

Resources: Design & Technology

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Whole School Design & Technology Overview


Whole School Design & Technology Policy