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Design and Technology

Design Technology Curriculum Information



At Our Lady’s RC Primary School, we strive to offer an engaging Design Technology curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Children will know more, remember more, understand more and apply newly found skills and knowledge.

We strive to offer a Design Technology curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum Programmes of study. This will enable us to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life.

What children say about Design Technology

“Making different things from different materiasl is really fun!”

“My slide was a bit wonky but it still passed the test! I loved testing my model!”

“The wheels for my truck were difficult to make but we worked as a team.”

Events during the year - 2019-2020

11th - 17th May 2020

British Sandwich week

Children will research, design, make and evaluate their perfect sandwich whilst at home. These will be shared on the class Seesaw pages as well as the twitter pages. Keep your eyes out!


2020- 2021

12th – 15th April 2021

World Design Days

Children will study a variety of inventors who have changed the world we live in through their ideas and innovations. These will range from James Dyson, Tim Berners Lee, The Wright Brothers, Marie Curie, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Florence Parpart and Mary Anderson.



Teachers assess children’s work in Design and Technology by making assessments as they observe them working during lessons. They record the progress that children make by assessing the children’s work against the learning objectives for their lessons. At the end of a unit of work, teachers record children’s attainment in a three column grid. The design and technology subject leader keeps evidence of the children’s work in a portfolio


SMSC development through Design Technology 

The teaching of design and technology offers opportunities to support the social development of our children through the way we expect them to work with each other in lessons. Our groupings allow children to work together, and give them the chance to discuss their ideas and feelings about their own work and the work of others. Through their collaborative and co-operative work across a range of activities and experiences in design and technology, the children develop respect for the abilities of other children and a better understanding of themselves. They also develop a respect for the environment, for their own health and safety and for that of others. They develop their cultural awareness and understanding, and they learn to appreciate the value of differences and similarities. A variety of experiences teaches them to appreciate that all people are equally important, and that the needs of individuals are not the same as the needs of groups.


There are a number of documents that provide further information on this subject or are relevant to particular year groups. Click on the relevant title to open the document.