Design Technology

Learning in Design and Technology

We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. Even though we are an Infant School, this doesn’t stop us planning what the children will learn when they leave us. This is vitally important. As 3 schools, we have joined together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn. The following statements were produced by our subject teams in September 2019.


End of Year 2

By the end of KS2, our children will have had the chance to be creative and practical within a range of contexts (sometimes building structures and using mechanisms). They will have experienced designing purposeful products, making these from a wide range of materials/components and evaluated, constantly exploring how to make improvements.

End of Year 6

By the time our children leave our school in Year 6, they will have built on what they have learnt in KS1.  They will know how to use a wider range of tools, materials and equipment with increasing accuracy and independence.  They will investigate and evaluate their ideas against their own design criteria.  Children will understand and apply technical knowledge in more complex structures and use mechanical and electrical systems and computer programming in their products.