Design Technology

Our Rolling Program for Design and Technology is tailored to mixed-age classes and our knowledge and skills progression document shows how we teach the knowledge and skills for this subject. 


Equipping children with the skills and creativity to design and make products for a purpose.

Pupils will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

They will build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.

They learn to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

Applying the principles of nutrition, pupils will learn how to cook.



Design and technology is taught through a three-year rolling programme and is linked to the main concept of the topic being taught. It is taught practically where pupils are encouraged to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

Pupils are encouraged to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable members of the school and wider community. They are encouraged to critically evaluate the impact of design and technology on daily life and the wider world.


Assessment  is viewed as building a picture over time of a child's learning progress across the curriculum and is viewed as an integral part of teaching and learning.  

Assessment for learning (AFL) and Visible Learning underpin all learning. A variety of feedback is used to inform the pupils about their learning so that they become more involved in their own learning and from this gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and how to progress it further. 

Core success criteria and learning intentions are used to track pupils understanding of their learning.

Pupil Retrieval Practices include: 

KWL grids, quizzes, concept/ mind maps, questioning, success criteria, learning intentions and pupil targets. 


Whole School Tracking and Progress 

We use iTRACK which is the online pupil tracking software that uses powerful data analysis to track pupil progress and attainment in real time.