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Curriculum Intent:


At Holy Trinity we intend to build a Design Technology curriculum which is inspiring, rigorous, and practical. We want our children to use creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We want to encourage our children to become problem solvers who can work creatively on a shared project. We intend for all children to acquire appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. It is our aim to create strong cross curricular links with other subjects, such as Mathematics, Science, Computing, and Art. We want Design and Technology to prepare our children, to give them the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences they need to be successful in later life.  Children will be exposed to a wide range of media including textiles, food and woodwork; through this, children will develop their skills, vocabulary and resilience. 




Through the support of the Design and Technology Association (DATA) scheme, Projects on a Page, children will experience an array of different progressive and linkable skills and techniques over the course of a child’s time at Holy Trinity. 


• A well thought out, whole school, yearly overview of the DT curriculum which allows for

progression across year groups in all areas of DT (textiles, mechanisms, structures, food

and electrical systems)

• Well planned and resourced projects providing children with a hands-on and enriching


• A range of skills being taught ensuring that children are aware of health and safety

issues related to the tasks undertaken

• Each project from Year 1 to Year 6 addressing the principles of designing, making, and

evaluating and incorporating relevant technical knowledge and understanding in

relevant contexts.


As a school, we promote Design and Technology in the wider school through an allotment plot at school that children across school are involved in growing and harvesting food.


Early Years Foundation Stage

During the EYFS pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a

combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have the opportunities to

learn to:

• Use different media and materials to express their own ideas

• Use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking

about form, function and purpose

• Make plans and construct with a purpose in mind using a variety of resources

• Develop skills to use simple tools and techniques appropriately, effectively and safely

• Select appropriate resources for a product and adapt their work where necessary

• Cook and prepare food adhering to good health and hygiene routines




Children at Holy Trinity will have clear enjoyment and confidence in Design and Technology that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum. Through carefully planned and implemented learning activities the pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. Pupil’s skills and knowledge are assessed ongoingly by the class teacher, and these skills are developed year on year. Teachers inform the Design and Technology coordinator of any further areas for curriculum development, pupil support and/or training requirements for staff. EYFS pupils' progress and attainment tells us whether each individual child is below expected, at expected or above expected attainment for their age.