Design and Technology

Design and Technology is embedded within the Learning Journey. It usually takes place as part of a longitudinal study where children are given plenty of time to learn, develop, practice and perfect skills.


In D&T we work on the following skills:

  • Mastering practical skills in all the areas of learning
  • Planning and designing taking inspiration from designs from different eras of history
  • Making
  • Evaluating and Improving


The specific areas of learning are:

  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Mechanisms and electrical & mechanical components
  • Structures and stiff and flexible sheet materials


Through our teaching of Design and Technology we aim to:

  • 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.


Through Design and Technology we can also:

  • Improve pupils’ skills in writing, mathematics and computing.
  • Improve pupils’ skills in communication and team work.
  • Develop pupils’ thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop pupils as active citizens


Cooking at Tredworth Junior School:

Within our learning on healthy and balanced lifestyles pupils are taught how to safely prepare healthy snacks and meals through our Cooking Curriculum. Each year group has a focus question with the skills building upon the previous years learning.

Y3 – 5 A Day Chef

Y4 – Light Bite Chef

Y5 – World Chef

Y6 – Head Chef