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Design & Technology at St John's

 At St John's C of E Primary school, DT skills are taught discretely and through our Curriculum themes, ensuring all children access all areas of the Design Technology Curriculum. In Early Years Foundation Stage, Design and Technology is an integral part of topic work, relating aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals, and Expressive Arts and Design.

 Our Intent for Design and Technology

To ensure our learners access a comprehensive Design and Technology curriculum, it is essential that the Design Technology units of study cover key themes; - Mechanisms -Textiles - Food – Structures. We endeavour to ensure our learners are competent with the design, make and evaluate 3 step process showing progression and demonstrating self-reflective qualities. 


How we Implement our Design and Technology Curriculum

In line with our curriculum drivers, we ensure that the planned activities our children undertake are challenging, motivating, relevant and enjoyable. Our Design curriculum is taught through a thematic, creative approach with specific learning goals for international mindedness and for personal learning based on the IPC personal goals of cooperation, communication, thoughtfulness, respect, resilience and morality.
  • Throughout units of learning, pupils have opportunities to analyse, evaluate,
    complete a design and create a final project that incorporates a wide range of
    taught skills.
  • We develop our learners’ confidence in their work by providing continual support
    and encouragement.


Our Design and Technology Curriculum 

 Click here for a copy of our Design and Technology Overview


Skills Progression in Design and Technology

 Click here for a copy of our Skills and Knowledge Progression in Design and Technology Document 

Our Planned Impact

 Our children enjoy the self-expression that they experience in Design and  Technology. They are always keen to learn new skills and work hard to perfect those shown to them. Through their design outcomes, the children are able to reach out into the community and be confident construction artists that have the key skill to evaluate and improve continuously.