Design Technology

Design and Technology Curriculum Statement


Design and Technology in our school aims to ensure we have progressively covered the knowledge, understanding and skills required in the National Curriculum.

Our Design and Technology curriculum aims to inspire children through a broad range of practical experiences to create innovative designs which solve real and relevant problems within a variety of different contexts.

The design process is fundamental and runs throughout each of the units we teach. The aim of this process is to encourage children to identify real and relevant problems, critically evaluate existing products and then take risks and innovate when designing and creating solutions to the problems. As part of the process, time is built in to reflect, evaluate and improve on prototypes using design criteria throughout to support this process. Opportunities are provided for children to evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment and helping to inspire children to become the next generation of innovators.



The teaching and implementation of Design and Technology skills and understanding at Hassell Primary School are based on the National Curriculum. The key skills and understanding are built into lessons, following a repetitive process. It allows for the revision of ideas to become part of good practice and ultimately helps to build a depth to children's understanding. Through revisiting and consolidating skills, we help children build on prior knowledge alongside introducing new skills, knowledge and challenge. The revision and introduction of key vocabulary is built into each lesson.

At Hassell Primary School we use a scheme of work that allows for the progression of key skills and understanding through the key stages.

Each unit we teach in all year groups follows the design process of research, design, make and evaluate.

Children are given the opportunity to work independently to improve their own skills but also to work collaboratively to help their abilities to work as a team and work towards a common goal.

Through these lessons, we intend to inspire pupils to develop a love of Design and Technology and see how it has helped shaped the ever-evolving technological world they live in.



Children at Hassell Primary School will show clear enjoyment for Design and Technology. It will allow them to become critical thinkers who can anyalyse and improve their own and others designs and products. Children will be able to take risks in and become resourceful in overcoming challenges they may face. Children are assessed at the end of each unit on their ability to research, design, make and evaluate their own work.

Teachers should set high expectations for every pupil. They should plan stretching work for pupils whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard. They have an even greater obligation to plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment or come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

D and T Long Term Map