Eldene Nursery School

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Design and technology

Statement of Intent for Design and 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 and technology content

In Design and technology, we teach at least the expectations of the EYFS Framework using Development Matters guidance and the Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Programmes of Study.

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 and technology

Curriculum design for design and technology:

Our design and technology 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.

DT Skill Coverage

Curriculum Choices for design and technology:

  • Design and technology units of work may be taught in blocks of learning rather than weekly lessons.