Design Technology

“Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.” James Dyson

In our school the teaching of design technology demands that pupils are curious and brave in order to achieve success. Pupils are encouraged to become independent, creative problem-solvers and thinkers as individuals and as part of a team. Our curriculum is planned so that pupils follow a process where evaluation and communication are key. Design technology projects allow pupils to apply skills from across the curriculum; mathematics, science, computing and art – to design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems.

Design and Technology gives pupils the skills that enable them to think creatively and imaginatively to design, make and evaluate products within a variety of contexts. Through evaluation of past and present design and technology pupils develop their critical thinking – critiquing and evaluating ideas and products. Food technology is implemented across the curriculum with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare this. During our annual Health and Well-being week, pupils work collaboratively to create a balance snack / meal, encompassing knowledge and understanding not only from DT but also from PSHE and science.



Read the full intent, implementation and impact statement for design technology here


Click the link below to down the whole school curriculum overview for Design Technology.

Whole school DT overview


Click below to download the year group learning journeys for Design Technology.

Year 1 Design Technology Learning Journey

Year 2 Design Technology Learning Journey

Year 3 Design Technology Learning Journey

Year 4 Design Technology Learning Journey

Year 5 Design Technology Learning Journey

Year 6 Design Technology Learning Journey


Examples our our Design Technology Projects.

Year 1 Design and make a bug hotel (Freestanding structures)

Year 3 Design and make a bag (Textiles)

Year 5 Design and make a moon buggy using an electric circuit (Multi-aspect project - Frame structures, axles and wheels and simple electronic systems) 

Year 6 Design and make a pulley system (Mechanisms - pulleys)