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Rochford Primary & Nursery School

South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT)

At Rochford Primary & Nursery School our Design Technology curriculum intends for Design Technology to be an inspiring and practical subject where pupils use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems.

We plan using concepts that allow us to design, make, evaluate and improve, whilst mastering practical techniques and taking inspiration from other designers. Our design process takes the pupils through the Design – Make – Evaluate – Improve process, allowing them to perfect their designs.



In Design and Technology we aim to teach the children about the world around them, from the food they eat to the clothes they wear. We teach this through the researching, designing, making and evaluating process, with guidance from the KS1 and 2 National Curriculum and the Understanding The World strand in EYFS.


In KS1 and 2, Design and Technology is taught through topic work.  All classes use a range of skills including food, textiles and mechanical structures.

Each unit of learning will be planned based on key Design and Technology skills. To ensure a broad range of materials and skills are used and experienced, each key stage will plan their units of work using the following media each year.


Mechanical systems and 3-D structures



This allows each area of technology to integrate with other areas of the curriculum where possible. Each year group has expected outcomes and skills linked to each area of technology and the four main aims (design, make, evaluate and technical knowledge) of the national curriculum. This is to ensure progression across the key stages and should be used when planning and assessing each area of the DT curriculum.



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