Design and Technology

Developing beliefs and aspirations within a strong community.

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 

Matthew 19:14

Believe, Belong, Achieve

How does Design and Technology inspire pupils and develop their aspirations? How does Design and Technology develop their individual beliefs and ideas? How does Design and Technology develop the pupils individually and as part of a community? How does Design and Technology enable the pupils to learn, understand and apply their knowledge?

Intent, Implementation and Impact

At Tollehunt D’Arcy Primary Academy, we value Design and Technology as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Design and Technology provides the children with the opportunities to revisit prior learning, design, make and evaluate skills whilst expressing their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Achievements and individuality is celebrated and encouraged to develop their individual beliefs and sense of belonging. 

The Design and Technology education is based on the National Curriculum expectations. It engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to learn and progress. As pupils progress, they think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Design and Technology in daily life. Design and Technology is assessed through verbal constructive feedback and next steps, with further opportunities to create, improve and evaluate their pieces, thus ensuring skills are developed.

Autumn Spring Summer 
Year 1/2 (A)Pop up books – LeversTextiles – sewingHealthy snack
Year 1/2 (B)MechanismsStructuresCooking
Year 3/4 (A)CookingMechanismsStructures
Year 3/4 (B)Healthy eatingCircuit modelsSewing
Year 5/6 (A)StructuresCookingSewing
Year 5/6 (B)CookingSewingMechanisms