Design Technology

At Our Lady of Compassion, through creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, using a cross curricular approach as part of our Topic based curriculum.

The children use their subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art to influence and refine their designs.  Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop an 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 aim to ensure that all pupils:

♣ Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

♣ Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

♣ Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

♣ Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.