Design and Technology

Design and Technology is about designing and making things. It encourages children to learn to think and be creative, and to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.

Through our Design and Technology curriculum, children are able to work on a range of designing and making activities. They explore how familiar things work and think about what products are used for and the needs of people who use them. They plan what has to be done and identify what works well and what could be improved in their own and other people’s designs.

Children develop practical skills in Design and Technology by working with a variety of materials such as wood, clay, textiles and food. They acquire knowledge of materials, mechanisms and structures, and links are made to other areas of the curriculum wherever possible in order to further their knowledge and deepen their understanding.

A curriculum map sets out the learning topics for the year, as well as key texts and trips which will be used to support learning. We have two in the resources section on the right, one for Nursery and Reception as well as one for years one to six. The curriculum expectations have been identified as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the subject.