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Our intent for our Design and Technology approach is to allow children to thrive and be independent problem solvers. We want children to develop the skills to understand and be creative learners throughout school and the wider community.


Our intent is for children to: 

  • Achieve their absolute potential by having the highest expectations of their learning 
  • Gain the confidence to ask questions and to develop good knowledge and understanding 
  • Communicate and explore a range of ideas, plan and make a variety of products
  • Reflect on and evaluate past and present products and technology, it's uses and impacts

We implement our Design and Technology curriculum through: 


  • In EYFS, we implement DT by providing children with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities daily. We provide construction materials of all sizes, blocks to junk modelling. This provision is in both nursery and reception classes to support children with developing their understanding of why they build, how they build and how to adapt it when necessary. 
  • Adult interactions support children’s knowledge and vocabulary, including skills involved with balancing, constructing, joining, assembling and fixing. 
  • A learning sequence of Design, Make, Evaluate  
  • Challenges within the areas of provision/ classroom and time to discuss and evaluate learning
  • Focus group work and time to reflect with an adult
  • Skills progression maps, vocabulary, relevant diagrams, photos and knowledge organisers 
  • A creative approach using a range of high-quality resources 
  • Classroom ‘big books ‘with photographs of prior learning to help support the children to remember what they have been taught throughout the year. 
  • Opportunities for all children to access Greater Depth learning  

 The National Curriculum provides a structure and skill development for the DT curriculum being taught. This is linked to our long-term curriculum plans and skills progression maps for Key stage one.

The impact of our Design and Technology approach is children design, make and evaluate purposeful products and are proud of their creations. Children’s skills are transferable across the curriculum and their knowledge used both in school and the wider world.


Design Technology Progression Map