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Design Technology (DT)

"You can't use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have."

Maya Angelou 

Why do we teach design?
  • Empower practical skills: Equip the children with creative, technical and practical skills essential for performing every day tasks confidently and efficiently.
  • Knowledge and application:  To build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design, make and evaluate products, systems and solutions that address real-life challenges.
  • Health and nutrition:  Instil an understanding of nutrition principles and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Children will learn cooking skills, motivating them to adopt and maintain healthy eating habits.
  • Foster curiosity and resilience:  Nurture the children’s natural curiosity, resilience, and confidence in taking on design challenges and working collaboratively in teams.
  • Cultivate creativity and innovation:  To provide a curriculum that empowers our children to become creative thinkers, problem-solvers and innovators and who will apply their skills to make a positive contribution to the world around them. 
What do we teach? 

We follow the 'Kapow Primay' scheme of work from EYFS to year 6, which supports the pupils to meet the Development Matters (in EYFS) and to meet the National Curriculum end of key stage attainment targets.

How we structure the planning over the year:

Key Stage 1

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Cooking and Nutrition Textiles Mechanism

Key Stage 2

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Cooking and Nutrition Textiles Mechanical systems
Digital World Electrical Systems Structure




Click on the link below to see the guide that provides parents and carers with a clear understanding of their child's design and technology education through our school.

What is the impact?

Click on the link below for the DT impact statement for 2022 - 2023