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Design and Technology


Design & Technology teaches pupils how to work logically, by researching, exploring, creating and evaluating. Projects in each year group focus on developing the pupils' problem solving skills alongside promoting creative thinking both independently and via small groups. Key skills are developed through giving pupils opportunity to research, design, make and evaluate. Pupils develop an understanding of the role design and technology plays both in our society and globally.


Each year group completes at least 2 projects during the year, one which focuses on cooking and nutrition. Projects are planned around the 3 p's principle - a product for a person with a purpose. Key skills for each year group are identified and pupils are assessed in relation to these at the end of each project. Skills include cutting, joining, assembling and shaping. 

How does Design and Technology link to our school vision? 

  • Pupils develop and build upon a range of identified skills from one year to the next 
  • Pupils have opportunities to work as a team and support each other in their learning 
  • Pupils understand the importance of Design and Technology in our society and globally 

Links to British Values

  • Cooking and Nutrition provides opportunities to find out about where our food comes from, learn about traditional British foods such as crumble and appreciate foods from different cultures.
  • Opportunities for decision making, showing initiative and innovative thinking when planning and completing projects.
  • Respect for democracy and others through sharing ideas and resources when completing projects.
  • Respect and tolerance when evaluating their own and each other's work. 

Design and Technology action plan

Design and Technology skills development

Design and Technology leader annual review

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