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Catholic Primary School

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Design and Technology

What is Design and Technology?


Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

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

- 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

- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.



Progression of Skills

EYFS: We All Go Travelling By...


Can you use recycled materials to create your favourite method of transport?

Can you bake hot air balloon cookies? 

Check out the recipe!


Year 1: Should the dinosaurs come back?


Can you use a hinge to create a hatching T-Rex egg?

Can you make a dinosaur salad?

How to make.


Year 2:


Year 3: The Romans

Can you design and make a Roman helmet? 

Can you bake ancient roman flatbreads?


Year 4:


Year 5: The Victorians

Can you cross-stitch your name?

Can you make victorian gingerbread? 


Year 6: