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Design Technology


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

  • Inspire and enthuse our children to appreciate and explore products ​

  • 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​

  • Enable our children to develop subject specific design technology vocabulary ​

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



  • Provide all children with opportunities to creatively and practically design, make and evaluate products for a range of purposes.​

  • Children will learn technical knowledge and develop the skills of design, make and evaluate.​

  • Where possible, DT units are integrated into our most befitting whole school topics offering our children a real life, meaningful context to apply their learning and skills. ​

  • Children are expected to use and apply subject specific vocabulary. Each project will build upon skills and vocabulary learnt previously​

  • Each year group will cover three units of DT throughout the year, covering a range of textiles, food and nutrition, construction and electrical. ​

  • Children will develop their confidence and resilience to experiment with designs and reflect on the strength and weaknesses to improve their design.​

  • A whole school progression for skills and vocabulary ensures children have opportunities to build upon previous learning and develop new skills.