Curriculum Statement – Design and Technology



At All Saints’, we believe that the teaching and learning of Design and Technology (DT) is essential to prepare our pupils for the modern world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of design and technology, as well as their safe use of tools and equipment. Our DT curriculum enables children to develop their creativity and imagination as pupils design, make and evaluate products in a variety of contexts. They will also acquire subject knowledge and skills that draw upon other areas of their learning such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our children will be encouraged to take risks and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable pupils. Through the teaching of Design and Technology, we will show children the best inventions both past and present, and encourage them to develop a critical understanding of the impact of such inventions.



At All Saints’, DT is taught in designated lessons, as well as being linked to other opportunities across the curriculum including core subjects, as well as during across the wider curriculum. It gives the children opportunities to bring their learning to life and be creative throughout their day. Design Technology is taught in half-termly topics, alternating with Art throughout the year through a variety of creative and practical activities. Key skills and knowledge are mapped across each Year Group to ensure appropriate skills progression. Our children are taught to design, make, evaluate and develop their technical knowledge. Cross-curricular outcomes in Design and Technology are specifically planned for and strong links are made with Maths, Science and the Computing curriculum in order to contextualise the learning for children to achieve a deep understanding.



At All Saints’, our children will:

  • Be able to test, critique and evaluate their products and ideas as well as those of others.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
  • Develop a good knowledge, understanding and appreciation of a range of materials and how    they  have multi-purpose uses.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make products for a wide range of users. Assessment outcomes will be utilised to inform future planning and teaching, ensuring effective progression.
  • Have a clear enjoyment and confidence in Design and Technology that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum.
DT- Year 6 making cushions