At St Mary’s we want Design and Technology to be an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. We will present pupils with activities that will require them to use their creativity and imagination but also ask them to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. The briefs will come from a variety of different contexts and pupils will need to consider their own needs as well as the needs of others.
Through Design and Technology sessions pupils will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and use their skills from other subjects such as maths, science, computing and art. We want this subject to support pupils to take risks and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Pupils will be given opportunities to evaluate past and present examples of design and technology helping them to develop a more critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
We aim for all pupils to:
Develop the creative, technical and practical skills needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
Build and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality prototypes and products for different users.
Be critical and evaluate/ test the ideas and products of others.
Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn to cook.
Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school.
School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning.
Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow.
Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return.
We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday.
I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority.
Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days.