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St Faith's CE School

Learning Together For All To Succeed

Design and Technology (D.T)

'Leaders have developed topics or themes to capture pupils’ interests and engage them in their learning. Where possible, subjects are linked together. This helps pupils to make meaningful connections in their learning’- OfSTED 2019


Curriculum Intent: 


At St Faith's we understand the importance of teaching DT to our children. The aims of our DT curriculum are:

  • To be inspiring, rigorous, and practical taught through engaging lessons
  • For children to use creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values
  • To create strong cross curricular links with other subjects, such as Mathematics, Science, History and Geography
  • To prepare our children, to give them the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences they need to be successful in later life




We are dedicated to the teaching and delivery of a high-quality Design and Technology curriculum.  Our curriculum is planned to cover Mechanisms, Structures, Textiles and Cooking and Nutrition.  This is implemented through:


  • A well thought-out, whole school, yearly overview of the DT curriculum, which allows for progression across year groups in all areas of DT (textiles, mechanisms, structures, food and electrical systems).  Building upon prior knowledge and enable children to apply new learning.
  • Well-planned and resourced projects providing children with a hands-on and enriching experience
  • Each unit of work addressing the principes of designing, making and evaluating and incorporating relevant technical knowledge.  It will include opportunities to explore and develop ideas, including observing other pupils’, architects’ and designers’ work.
  • Pupils being introduced to specific designers, chefs, nutritionists, etc. By learning the impact of how other designers have worked historically, it will also aim to enrich their cultural and environmental understanding of the world.
  • The understanding of Key Vocabulary.

Unit Planner

DT Knowledge and Skills Progression Map

Design and Technology Policy