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Design & Technology

Design & Technology Vision Statement

Our vision is to develop the knowledge of how Design and Technology impacts on the world around us. Through inspiring and creative lesson, children get the opportunity to design, make and evaluate products that are meaningful to them and are purposeful and functional.


To ensure that Design and Technology promotes creativity and imagination in an inspiring and practical way.

To ensure that children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering and art.

To encourage the children to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising. To support children to develop and assess their ideas

To ensure that skills taught are progressive and have a positive impact on all children’s learning outcomes.

To ensure that products designed, made and evaluated are purposeful, personal to the child, functional and solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.


Provision of high quality CPD resulting in all teachers having the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver a creative and inspiring art curriculum.

Opportunities to design and make products in a variety of environments to provide children with new and exciting experiences.

Vocabulary/ terminology cards are used throughout the school, so that children can discuss and reflect upon their work and that of others.

To regularly conduct learning walks, book scrutinies, monitoring of planning provide coaching where necessary.

To ensure plans include all the Design and Technology essentials and units of work appeal to the current cohort


Children develop and build upon new skills, encounter new experiences and explore a mechanisms and structures.

Children build upon their resilience and are willing to take risks.

Children learn to problem solve and think independently.

Teachers are confident in delivering exciting, innovative lessons.

All children will achieve their best in Design and Technology

Through evaluation of past and present design and technology, children develop an understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

Children produce high-quality design and technology and begin to understand that D&T makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the world around us.

Design & Technology Policy

Sequence of Learning 


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