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Design and Technology



  • Teachers plan sequences of lessons that ensure they have progressively covered the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the National Curriculum.
  • Lessons may be linked to the Cornerstones projects followed by each class/year group.
  • A range of materials, tools and other resources are available for use in lessons.
  • Children are guided and supported to plan, make, reflect on and evaluate solutions to problems.
  • Children are encouraged to revisit their ideas and to improve on prototypes using design criteria.
  • Children’s work is systematically recorded, discussed and evaluated
  • Opportunities are provided for children to learn about and evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment


  • Teachers feel confident and supported in presenting well planned lessons that ensure development and progression of DT knowledge and skills.
  • Design and Technology lessons and learning are enjoyed by pupils in each class.
  • Across each key stage, all children learn about and explore using broad range of materials, tools and techniques to complete their design and make projects.
  • Children feel supported and become more resilient when modifying, adapting, improving and evaluating their work to meet design criteria.
  • Quality work/evidence is celebrated and presented in a variety of ways.
  • Children are confident and able to talk about how design technology can be used to solve problems, and about different designers and innovators that they know about.
  • Children can reflect on and talk about the impact of design and technology on our daily lives and on the wider world.
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