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Design and Technology

Design and Technology Curriculum Intent


At Smith’s Wood Primary, the intent of the D&T Curriculum is to provide plenty of opportunities for the children to learn apply and strengthen skills required in the design, making and evaluating of an effective product for a given purpose. 

Our D&T Curriculum ensures that the children are well equipped with useful technical knowledge to support them in the design and making of their products. In the EYFS, children develop essential basic skills in design and technology, which prepares them for their transition into Year 1. We carry out many opportunities for the children to carry out D&T related activities, for example – building and constructing with a wide range of objects and using simple tools. 

From Year 1 upwards, children engage with D&T skills, which are interwoven through Topic lessons. Children are provided with opportunities to explore, research, design, make and evaluate purposeful products. During this time, they will engage in a practical activity of a technical skill or technical learning, which they will need to make a product. The skills they acquire are applied within their Topics and help to enhance their learning in all subjects across the school. 


D&T Curriculum Implementation

D&T Skills and Knowledge Progression Document