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Design and Technology at St Michael’s
Name of Lead: Miss Duncan


“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good designs.”
Stephen Gardiner



The curriculum here at St Michael’s, underpinned by the National Curriculum, 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.

We designed our own sunglasses after learning about sun safety. We evaluated designs already on the market for how well they worked and their style

We designed a set of photo magnets to sell at the enterprise event. We conducted some market research to see which type of backdrops would be most popular.