Design and Technology

Design and Technology is embedded within the Creative Learning Pathways (CLP).


In D&T we work on five different skills:

  • Developing and Planning
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products
  • Evaluating Processes and Products
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Materials and components


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 literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • Develop pupils’ thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop pupils as active citizens


SMSC in D&T:

  • Spiritual: Creative and imaginative
  • Moral: real context non abstract e.g. design an eco- friendly house
  • Social: overcoming problems, critical thinking
  • Cultural: looking at other objects from different cultures