Stockton-on-the-Forest Primary School

Happy, Healthy, Learning for Life and Caring for All

Design and Technology

Our Design and Technology Curriculum Intent: 

Our Design and Technology curriculum encourages pupils to develop the skills and confidence to plan, design, make and evaluate. Children learn to respond to challenges with creativity and imagination to produce products for a purpose. It is our aim to make strong curricular links with other subjects such as maths, computing, science and history. Our curriculum promotes teamwork and develops resilience by challenging pupils to take risks and learn from their mistakes. Through Design and Technology, children will show aspiration and resilience to succeed on the next step of their journey in both their education and in finding their place in the wider world.


Our DT curriculum will allow the children to revisit and make progress in all areas of DT (textiles, mechanisms, structures, food and electrical systems). Links are made with other topic work to enhance learning and create opportunities to respond to an inspirational design brief. Teachers are given ownership and flexibility to plan for Design and Technology; often teaching DT as a block of lessons to allow the time needed for the children to be critical, inventive and reflective on their work.  Each project from Year 1 to Year 6 addresses the principles of designing, making and evaluating.

Focused practical tasks:

Y1 and 2 How can we build a strong wall?

Investigate, plan, make, test and evaluate:

Y5 and 6 How can we build a Roman aqueduct?

Developing skills in EYFS