Design & Technology

Design and Technology is essentially a practical activity, concerned with developing our children’s ability to operate creatively, effectively and confidently in the made world.

Through designing and making, children tackle a wide variety of issues, drawing on a broad base of knowledge, skills and values. Design and Technology is about “knowing how” as well as “knowing that “. We will draw on other disciplines such as: mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art to ensure enduring understanding.

Long Term Planning
We teach our DT in topics. DT topics usually last for half a term but can sometimes run for a longer period of time.

An overview of our School Curriculum can be found on the Curriculum page of our website. Please look for our Long Term Planning document. Below is the information contained within our Long Term Planning document about our DT Curriculum.

Knowledge Organisers
For each DT topic taught, we have Knowledge Organisers. These provide specific details of the content of each DT topic. The organisers give details of the facts and information the children need to know and understand, in the order they will be taught, together with any specific vocabulary. These are shared with the children and are referred to throughout topics. To view any of our Knowledge Organisers, please click on the links below.

Learning Overviews
Each half term teachers produce Learning Overviews. These give details of everything being taught in a half-term. These Learning Overviews are published on our Class Pages of this website.

Please note, due to our rolling programme of Learning Themes, not every Foundation Subject is taught every half-term. However, be the end of each academic year, all the necessary content will have been covered by each year group.