What we say about DT at Dean Bank Primary School
“I enjoy the independence we are given when we use tools. It’s great to be able to try the skills ourself” – Robert Y6
“I like that we get to learn different techniques and the different stitches we can use.” – Willow Y5
“I liked making the lighthouse. The light wasn’t very good, so we had to use different colours.” – Lila Y1
“I like using glitter but I need glue to make it stick.” – Daisy EYFS
Our aim and intent for design and technology is to provide children with the opportunity to use technology to create and to design using their own ideas. We aim to provide them with a curriculum that will support them through their journey at Dean Bank, allow them time to develop their own thought process and to encounter problems and come up with solutions. Each year group will have a long-term plan in place with specific aims from mechanisms, construction, food and nutrition and electrical mechanisms. These specific areas of learning will provide a context for children to develop their knowledge, understanding, and skills using a variety of materials.
Design and Technology planning has been designed to allow children the opportunity to focus on those specific areas of learning relative to their age group.
We aim for our children to be able to think about human needs and how through developing our own ideas we can plan, produce products and evaluate them for a specific purpose.
Long Term Plans
Progression of Skills
Design Technology in Action 2023 -2024
“I enjoyed practicing stitching, I found out I was good at it.” – Jasmine Y3
“I liked using the glue gun to build the car.” – Rosco Lee Y2
Archive Curriculum Work
You can view our Archived Design & Technology Curriculum work on our website.