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Design Technology

Curriculum Intent

Design Technology

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


Design and Technology is taught across the curriculum at Welland Primary School.  We provide pupils with frequent opportunities to experience a range of creative design and practical skills.


Pupils will develop their skills across a wide variety of design and technology lessons either in discrete lessons or cross curricular project and topic work.  Lessons can be delivered as block lessons or weekly sessions in order to ensure the concepts are delivered most effectively.  Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making; particularly in relation to Food, Materials, Textiles, Electrics and Electronics, Computing, Construction and Mechanics.


Our Threshold Concepts for Design and Technology are:


  • Master practical skills: This concept involves developing the skills needed to make high quality products.
  • Design, make evaluate and improve: This concept involves developing the process of design thinking and seeing design as a process.
  • Take inspiration from design throughout history: This concept involves appreciating the design process that has influenced the products we use in everyday life.


Design technology in our classrooms

You will see:


● Children engaged and excited by design

● Children using a range of different tools and materials

● Practical, hands on experience with design technology.

● Children working collaboratively

● Children using their growing design and construction skills to design, prototype, create and evaluate a range of products.

● Children demonstrating how they keep themselves safe when working with a variety of materials


You will hear:

● Children evaluating and developing their understanding of how products can be constructed

● Children excited and passionate about design technology

● Children talking about design using key vocabulary

● Children evaluating their products through discussion


You will feel:

● A classroom climate where mistakes are valued and part of the deepening our understanding

● Children building their understanding of how design technology forms an essential part of our lives

● That children are passionate to know more and improve

Progression in Design Technology