Design & Technology


Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.



DT is planned using National Curriculum 2014 and Projects on a Page to ensure coverage throughout key stages. Activities are planned so they build upon prior learning. Each Key Stage covers 3 topics per year to ensure continued progression. Children follow a 4 stage process; investigate, plan, make and evaluate. Every child has a DT book ( starting in Y1) which follows them throughout school to Y6.

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In our DT lesson we had to design a background picture and then using a slider mechanism we made the object move.
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WEDO lego

WE have learned how to use programmable lego to make machines that operate like robots. Did you get your code finished? Some of us make a snappy mouthed crocodile, some made a football kicking boot. What a great day, full of fabulous visitors.
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This week in DT we designed our own moving picture for our book. We had to think of the theme, who would be in the picture, what part of the picture would move and what mechanism we would use to make it move. There were some wonderful ideas and discussions.
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Curriculum Implementation