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Littlebourne Church of England Primary School

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Design Technology



Our Design Technology curriculum is built to meet the interests of our children and enables them to develop their individual talents. We are passionate about the future and want our children to be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs, and architects to enable them to create a range of sculptures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems, and food products with a real-life purpose. In Design and Technology, children will develop planning and communication skills, which includes presenting ideas, producing meaningful and quality products and being reflective of their processes and outcomes. They will increasingly use their prior knowledge to solve problems and develop the sophistication of Design and Technology.




DT is taught at least every 2 terms with teaching in years 1 -6 following the design, make, and evaluate cycle. Each stage is rooted in technical knowledge as we understand the fundamental impact this has on strengthening understanding and the positive impact it has on developing skills and knowledge. The design process is rooted in real life, relevant contexts which give meaning to learning. Whilst making, children are given choice and a range of tools to choose freely from. We provide equal weight opportunities to the design process and a clear progression across the key stages allows end points to be achieved. Our carefully designed schemes of learning in Design and Technology ensure consistency and progress for all learners.  Children are supported to find links between their learning and the broader curriculum as we believe that when Design and Technology is integrated alongside other subjects, we can ensure full submersion of the curriculum for added impact.




Our children will be able to:


  • Enhance their problem-solving skills and use their resilience to ensure that work is amended rather than started again.
  • Express their creativity through designing, as they have been given the opportunity to carefully select tools and materials appropriate to the purpose and needs of an audience.
  • Be self-critical learners who are confident to self-evaluate their final product, discussing its strengths and weaknesses and offering ways in which their work can be improved.
  • Demonstrate skills for the future, by developing their ability to collaborate, investigate, design and evaluate. They will be fully equipped with the transferable skills needed to succeed in future work life.