Our Design and Technology curriculum teaches children learning behaviours for success by promoting the School’s core values of Curiosity, Respect, Determination, Resilience and Creativity. Design and Technology provides our children with an opportunity to tackle problems of a practical nature. The cross curricular nature of Design and Technology offers a setting for the children to apply knowledge and skills from a number of other subjects including art, language, maths and science. All this develops inquiring, curious minds and a love of learning. Skills are developed using tools and machines in designing and making artefacts and food products with an emphasis on healthy living. Working with a variety of materials and tools aims to help children learn important life skills. Children learn independently and in groups, learning to cooperate, plan, design and make and evaluate their work. This contributes towards children becoming good citizens and understanding the importance or working together and sharing ideas. They learn to make their own decisions with help and encouragement. Children are encouraged to develop and refine their ideas and designs through the reading of design textbooks thus contributing to their development as readers.