Design and Technology Intent Statement

We have an engaging, practical and comprehensive Design and Technology curriculum. With increasing independence, pupils learn how to effectively design, make and evaluate products in the key areas of: electrical systems, structures, textiles, cooking and nutrition and the digital world.

Through these varied and stimulating projects, children develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to research, develop and construct innovative models, working machines and food products whilst also learning the science behind them.

Through the evaluation of past, and present, design and technology, our pupils will develop a critical understanding of how it impacts their daily life and the wider world. Each year, they will progressively build their subject knowledge, technical understanding and practical skills so that they are fully equipped with the key skills they need to prepare them to participate and thrive successfully in an increasingly technological world.

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs

Key Concepts

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary
  • An understanding of grammer and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage, write clearly, accurately and coherently
  • Adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences