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St Ann's R.C. Primary School

Design Technology

St Ann’s Design and Technology Curriculum Intent

At St Ann’s our intention is to provide a Design and Technology curriculum which allows children to use creativity and imagination to design and make products which solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We want to inspire our children to consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values when designing products. They will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines across the curriculum such as maths, science, engineering, ICT and art.

We want our children to learn to take risks whilst becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. At St Ann’s we want Design and Technology to become the foundation on which the children build their skills and critical thinking in order to create products which will benefit and enhance the world that God created. They will learn to evaluate past and present design and technology whilst developing a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


Throughout the curriculum children will be given opportunities to:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently
  • Participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • Build and apply a range of knowledge, understanding and skill in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition whilst learning how to cook

We aim to raise the standards of pupils’ abilities through developing specific Design and Technology skills such as:

  • Writing and working to a design brief
  • Evaluation of theirs and others’ products
  • Generation, development and communication of ideas in a range of ways
  • Using a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Being able to select from a wide range of materials
  • Use technical language

We aim to increase the opportunities for the children to experience:

  • Learning about different products and how they are made
  • Learning how to design and make products
  • Researching using a variety of sources
  • Evaluating both theirs and others’ products
  • Using a range of tools for different purposes

Through Design and Technology, children will also develop personal qualities such as:

  • Responsibility and commitment
  • Teamwork and negotiation
  • Flexibility and perseverance
  • Resourcefulness and motivation
  • Persuasion and leadership