At The Three Saints Academy Trust, we believe design and technology prepares children to participate in a world of rapidly changing technology. Everything we use in our day-to-day lives – from forks to food and hats to houses – has been designed. Finding out more about how these objects are designed and made helps children to make sense of the world around them. By designing and making their own products, children are encouraged to foster a questioning approach and learn: practical skills, like finding out how things work and making products that are useful and look good and ways of thinking and working, like coming up with ideas, solving problems and working as a team. In addition to the design and creation of products, children will also learn about and have the experience of designing and creating nutritious foods. They will learn about the importance of a balanced diet and begin to understand how different foods are produced and understand about these processes.