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Design and Technology

At St Paul’s teaching and learning in Design and Technology is influenced by our school vision and values.  We want our children to be creative and curious learners whilst gaining excellent knowledge and skills to be able to explore and understand the world around them.


It is our intent that our children use creativity and imagination, to evaluate, design and make products that solve problems within a variety of contexts. We intend for children to acquire appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum so that they can use their design and technology knowledge constructively. We want Design and Technology to encourage our children to be curious and investigative about the world around them, to plan and propose solutions to problems and evaluate their effectiveness.  We want children to use the language of Design and Technology to be able to participate successfully in an increasingly technological and design-driven world.  We want our children to have inspiring opportunities and experiences to prepare them for Key Stage Three and life beyond school. 


Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of designing, making and evaluating.

We have carefully selected our DT units for each year group to ensure that our St Paul's children develop a range of life skills (such as cooking and sewing), alongside a knowledge of mechanisms and structures.

Our curriculum ensures coverage of the key skills in design and technology; promoting a clear design, make and evaluate cycle.

DT is taught in alternative terms to Art and Design, ensuring that children get full coverage of both subject disciplines.



Our St Paul's children love their DT lessons and are proud of the work that they produce. They learn core life skills such as planning and making balanced meals alongside a range of other design skills. This is broad and balanced and we have chosen the units they study to ensure impact and passion in this subject area. The work that children produce is captured in their Art / DT books where the full design-make-appraise process is evidenced.


 St Paul's - DT in the Curriculum