Design and technology

Statement of Intent for Design & Technology 


To develop children’s ability to solve practical problems with solutions which they design, plan, make, and evaluate, and to foster delight and resourcefulness in approaching them.


Design &Technology Protocol

Design & technology content

In D&T, we teach at least the expectations of  the Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Programmes of Study.

In the EYFS, D&T corresponds most closely with the Technology strand in the Understanding the World area of learning within the Development Matters guidance, and this is our minimum coverage of the subject.

Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.

EYFS Framework

Years 1-6 National Curriculum: Design & technology

Curriculum design for Design & Technology:

Our D&T curriculum is supported by the Cornerstones Curriculum resources. As the children progress through the school, we teach a layering of knowledge and skills, mainly through cross-curricular topics, although some content may be taught discretely.

D&T Skill Coverage

Curriculum Choices for Design & Technology:

  • D&T units of work may be taught in blocks of learning rather than weekly lessons.