Design Technology

At St Michael’s CE Academy, we ensure the subject Design and Technology is fully inclusive to every child. Our intent is to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Design and Technology by providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

We intend to ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills, enabling children to learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable global citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present Design and Technology, we intend to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

Our intent is for all children to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world using the language of Design and Technology which also promotes respect for our world, each other and everything in it.

The aims of teaching Design and Technology in our academy are to:

  • Develop deep creative, technical and imaginative thinking in children and to develop confidence and courage to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Enable children to talk about how things work and to develop their technical knowledge.
  • Apply a growing body of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques when making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
  • Develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society and the world.
  • Foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, and the work of others in an environment of respect.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and to learn how to cook.
  • Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.


Design and Technology Long Term Plan

Design Technology Progression of Learning and Skills

Design Technology Curriculum Mat Examples