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The programme of study for Design and Technology


Using a variety of creative and practical activities our children are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in Design and Technology.



Our children are taught the following:



  • Use research and develop a design criteria to help design products that are fit for purpose.
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, sketches, diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer aided design.


  • The children have to select and use range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks accurately.
  • Be able to select a range of materials and components to aid in the products functional properties and aesthetic qualities.


  • Investigate and analyze a range of existing products.
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria.
  • Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.

Technical Knowledge

  • Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce complex structures.
  • Understand and use mechanical systems in their products.
  • Understand and use electrical systems in their products.
  • Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.

Cooking and Nutrition

  • Understand and apply principles of a healthy and varied diet.
  • Prepare and cook a variety of savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.
  • Understand seasonality and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
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