Blakeney, Pillowell and Walmore Hill Community Schools' Federation

Curriculum - Design Technology

Introduction to Curriculum

'Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is about how it works'

Steve Jobs

Why is it important to teach Design and Technology?

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.

We want all pupils to experience the enjoyment of Design and Technology and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject.

At Blakeney, Pillowell and Walmore Hill, we foster positive 'can-do' attitudes and believe all children can achieve in Design and Technology. We aim to provide all children with a fun, broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values.

We actively encourage our children to be critical thinkers, forward planners and effective problem solvers. We also teach our children to be able to work as capable individuals and as part of a valuable, productive team.

Resilience is a key theme running through our DT curriculum, and the children are encouraged to become innovators and risk takers.

National Curriculum Expectations – DT

National Curriculum – Design Technology

Our Design and Technology vision

National Curriculum Coverage

Knowledge And Skills Progression

Schemes Of Work Overview