Design Technology

DT Knowledge and Skills Progression

Our DT Intent

We strive to offer children the chance to use creative thinking and design within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of designing and making. They work in a range of contexts through our topic based approach which allows for cross curricular links to be made.

Through the study of DT pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. 


Here are our Key Vocabulary Progression Pyramids for DT.

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"I like it when we learn how to stick things together" - Reception child

"I made a purse and was really good at sewing" - Year 1 child

"This year we have learnt to design, make and evaluate our work to keep making it better" - Year 2 child

"I loved making Tudor Houses. I learnt how to make tabs to make my cardboard  joins stronger" - Year 2 child