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Church of England Primary School

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Design Technology

Design Technology Learning Pathway at St John's

At St John’s C E Primary School, we aim to develop our children’s love of Design Technology whilst delivering a high-quality education, in line with the National Curriculum. Design Technology is often taught in a cross-curricular way with links to Science, Mathematics, Art and Design, Music or Computing.


In EYFS, children are given opportunities to begin developing their Design Technology skills through construction activities such as building animals a home.


In Key Stage 1, children are taught the design process in meaningful ways, such as puppet making, junk modelling and cooking. They learn to make prototypes, use joining techniques and select appropriate tools.


In Key Stage 2, children are taught to follow more specific design briefs and understand the key stages of the design process: design, make and evaluate. Children are given opportunities to research, make prototypes, use a range of tools and test designs to evaluate against the design brief. They continue to develop cooking skills linking their learning with healthy eating units in science.