Design Technology

Through Design Technology, we aim to equip pupils with the skills and knowledge to solve real life problems and respond to needs, through designing, making, evaluating and applying their technical knowledge in a variety of contexts.  Pupils are given the opportunity to develop their technical and practical skills, allowing them to participate successfully in our increasingly technological world. 

Through research, planning and making their own products, pupils lean to test and evaluate their ideas against specific criteria, understanding the necessity to respond to the wants, needs and values of others to make a successful product.  Opportunities for pupils to participate in enterprise activities provide valuable skills, teaching pupils teamwork, responsibility and creativity. 

Throughout the year, pupils are also given the opportunity to develop their food technology skills, learning the principles of good nutrition and a balanced diet and also how to prepare and cook a range of foods.  

For details about specific year group coverage, see the curriculum map for each year group, found on the class pages of our website.

Latest News


5 Nov 2019

At St Michael and St Thomas we have exceptionally high expectations for the behaviour of everyone in our community – pupils, staff, parents and visitors. Our pupils are polite and well mannered, something which is commented on regularly by visitors …more

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Parent Dates

17 Oct 2019

SPRING TERM 2020 – DATES FOR DIARY These dates are the correct at the time of writing, but could be subject to change. Please continue to check the weekly newsletters and the website for up to date information throughout the term. Mon 6th …more

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Lunch & Snack

14 Aug 2019

At lunchtime, pupils have the choice of a school meal prepared by our catering company, Mellors, which is prepared freshly on site, or they are able to bring their own packed lunch. Our school meals are provided at a cost of £2.50 per day (£12.50 …more

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