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Design & Technology

Our Curriculum Intent

Our Design and Technology curriculum aims to:

At St Mary's Catholic Primary School we intend that children should master Design and Technology to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Design and Technology and make use of design and technology effectively in their everyday lives. Our children will be taught Design and Technology in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. Our children will gain experience and skills of a wide range of formal elements of deign and concepts of technology in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use design and technology across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress

How is our Design and Technology curriculum planned?

Early Years Provision

Activities and experiences for pupils will be based on the areas of learning and development, as outlined in the DfE’s ‘Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’. All activities will adhere to the objectives set out in this framework. In particular, Art and Design -based activities will be used to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding through Expressive Arts and Design.

Years 1 to 6 Provision

Design and Technology  is taught as a discrete subject although links are made with other subjects where possible. Our school follows Kapow scheme of work which coverages  the KS1 and KS2.  We have categorised our content into five areas:

  • Structures

  •  Mechanisms

  • Electrical Systems

  • Cooking and Nutrition

  • Textiles


Topic Overview:

Progression Framework:

Click here for Progression Framework

National Curriculum Documents:

Click here for National Curriculum Documents

EYFS Early Years Framework :

Click here for EYFS Early Years Framework: Please see section Expressive Arts and Design Page 114 to 126