“An essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”

Dr. Edwin Land


The intent of our DT curriculum is to:

  • Give children a wide range of opportunities to develop designing, making and evaluating skills.
  • Give children the opportunity to use their imagination and apply their creativity skills through real life experiences.
  • Be inspired by significant engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to make a range of structures, mechanisms, electrical systems, textiles and food products.
  • Prepare children to deal with an ever-changing technological world, encouraging them to be adaptive and creative problem solvers, working independently and collaboratively.


Children will give constructive feedback to their peers when evaluating their products, collaborating effectively and respectfully.


Children learn how to deal with setbacks when constructing their designs. Through the process of evaluating and improving their work, children learn that resilience is vital.


Children will develop and evaluate their own ideas and designs through a systematic design process.


Children will work responsibly and sensibly with advanced tools and equipment, using design specific construction and crafting techniques in safe environments under adult supervision.


Children learn to collaborate and work together to problem solve. This encourages children to communicate and collaborate effectively and respectfully.


  • We follow the National Curriculum and Early Years Development Matters.
  • We follow a carefully planned whole school progression of DT knowledge and skills.
  • Projects are well sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s designing, planning, making and evaluating skills.
  • Each project is based around a design and technology subject focus of structures, mechanisms, cooking and nutrition or textiles.
  • Projects follow a structure where children are introduced to key concepts and build up knowledge and skills over time, using a more comprehensive range of equipment and techniques as they progress through school.
  • Meaningful links to other areas of the curriculum are made.
  • External links are made through providers such as Phunky Foods, STEM and F1 in Schools.


  • Children will apply their skills and knowledge to solve problems which they will meet in real life, now and in the future.
  • Children will embed the values of collaboration and resilience through practical contexts.
  • Children will have clear enjoyment and confidence in Design Technology that they will apply to other areas of the curriculum.
  • Children will develop creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.