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Compton All Saints Church of England Primary School

Design and Technology



Our curriculum is designed to inspire pupils to develop a love of Design and Technology and see how it has
helped shape the ever-evolving technological world they live in.
We will enable all children to access the curriculum through a range of practical experiences to;

  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to creatively design and make
    high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
  • Provide opportunities for children to explore the school’s learning behaviours of being proactive, determined, inventive and reflective through the teaching of Design and Technology.


How is this subject planned?

  • The National Curriculum is taught in KS1 and KS2
  • In the Early Years the Foundation Stage Curriculum is taught.

Long term planning for each class shows the progression of skills and areas of study






How is this subject taught?

  • Design and Technology is taught in half termly blocked units and where
    appropriate linked to other areas of the curriculum.
  • Progressive skills are taught within units.
  • In the early years opportunities to create and make things are provided and delivered regularly.
  • The cooking element of Design and
    Technology can be taught at Forest School e.g. making bannock bread, cooking soup.
  • In each unit of work the children use the processes of design, make and evaluate.



How is this subject assessed?

  • By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the content, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Teachers make assessments against the skills progression accordingly – and keep track of any children who are not meeting these skills.
  • Assessment of Design and Technology is reported to parents in the annual report.

How is this subject monitored?

  • This subject is in focus once every three years. When in focus there will be an action plan to develop the subject which will be monitored by the Curriculum
  • The subject leader is responsible for
    monitoring the planning, teaching and
    assessment of the subject. This is achieved through subject review staff meetings where learning and planning is shared and compared to skills progressions.


Design and Technology Skills progression

dt skills progression.pdf

Design and Technology Subject Overview

dt subject knowledge coverage.pdf