Forestdale Primary School

Design and Technology


Design and Technology (DT) should provide children with a real life context for learning. Pupils use previous knowledge, skills and imagination, to think creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. They design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts considering their own and other’s needs, wants and values, producing high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge whilst drawing on their learning from other subjects in school such as; maths, science, computing and art in order to design and make high quality products for a wide range of uses, enabling children to think critically and dynamically preparing them for future employment and life experiences.  Design and Technology requires children to be active learners with the confidence to ‘have a go’ and the resilience to persist with a problem when challenges occur. 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 which includes understanding and applying the principles of nutrition, where food comes from and how to cook. 

Pupils will be taught over a series of lessons which include: 

  • Revisiting previously taught knowledge and skills
  • Design and technology vocabulary 
  • Designing 
  • Making
  • Evaluating 
  • Technical Skills

Curriculum Compass


Progression In Action