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Design Technology



The intent of our Design Technology curriculum is to

  • Give children a wide range of opportunities to develop creative, technical and practical understanding and skills.
  • Give children the opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding through real life experiences that relate to the wider curriculum and their local area.
  • Ensure children have opportunities to explore, foster an open mind-set and consider different points of view, needs and tastes.
  • Develop children’s understanding of the intent of a design, the quality of the final product and environmental impact.
  • Develop children’s understanding of sustainable design.


How Design Technology links with our school values:




Be KindWe learn to positively evaluate the work of ourselves and others, knowing that responses can be varied and valid.





Be Respectful We learn about others’ designs and evaluate them to assist us in creating our own. 





Be Passionate about Learning - We challenge ourselves to refine our designs, using a range of design methods and materials to produce our best work.





Make a Difference - We develop a range of critical thinking skills that help us grow and prepare us for our next steps.



At St Vincent’s we aspire to make the learning ambitious for all learners. Our school curriculum includes the knowledge, skills and life experiences children need to thrive. Our learning is carefully planned and sequenced using the National Curriculum that can be found below: 

National Curriculum Design Technology

Knowledge and skills are built on from previous years and there is clear progression in each subject. You can see an overview of progression below:

Design Technology progression

Each curriculum area is taught across the year and evidenced on a long term plan, divided into half termly blocks. You can see the long term plan below:

DT Long term Plan



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040


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