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Design and Technology (DT)

Subject Leader:

A Design and Technology (DT) specialist and primary teacher.

Design and Technology

Please click for the Design and Technology National Curriculum

What is the intention of our Design and Technology Curriculum?

DT is valued as a discrete subject that we link to other subjects to create a context and purpose for our practical work. It is taught in unit blocks across the school year. 

Our DT curriculum encourages our pupils to use their creativity and imagination to plan, design and evaluate projects that have functionality. Pupils are given the opportunity to make decisions about the design, innovation and authenticity of their products whilst exploring:

  • Mechanisms: a mechanism is a device that changes an input force or motion, into a different output force or motion;
  • Cooking and Nutrition;
  • Structures: building structures and exploring ways of strengthening, stiffening and reinforcing them;
  • Textiles: is a material consisting of a network of fibres, such as cloth or woven fabrics; and
  • Electrical systems. 

We aim to ensure that learners develop technical and practical competencies, independently and as part of a team, as well as the wider skills that are crucial in our everyday life, including:

  • Developing the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world; and
  • Understanding and applying the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Long Term Plan: Design and Technology