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Design & Technology (DT)

Subject Intent

At St Paul’s C of E Primary School, we encourage our pupils to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. They are encouraged to undertake research and use this as inspiration for their own designs and creations. 

In Design and Technology, pupils have the opportunity to experiment with their ideas and come up with solutions to fix problems both independently and collaboratively. Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices.

Our curriculum is planned carefully with our pupils in mind; the topics that we study are chosen with the needs of our own community at the heart of our decisions. Identifying and creating healthy meals is something that is vital for our pupils to understand so is revisited across their time at our school. Opportunities are sought to study the stories of inventors to reflect a range of periods of history along with a diverse representation of cultures, with our own community at the heart of our decisions. Emphasis is placed on the various satges: research, design, testing and evaluation, that take place when creating something new. Links are also be made to our school's positive learning behaviours and values.  

Design and Technology is an important subject in the curriculum, which not only promotes all of our learning behaviours at St Paul’s, but also prepares children for a rapidly changing world.

Skills and Knowledge Progression and Whole School Overview

Design and Technology Skills and Knowledge Progression

Design and Technology Whole School Curriculum Overview

Click here to see what each class is currently focusing on in their DT lessons

Year Group Overviews and Further Information for Parents

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Year group overviews coming soon

Design & Technology Policy

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