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Woodchurch CE Primary School

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Design and Technology


The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world 
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users  
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others  
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

To aid the effective delivery of DT, we follow the Cornerstones Curriculum 22 programme of study and three strands of progression: 

  • Designing 
  • Making 
  • Evaluating 

These strands will support pupils 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 needs, wants and values.   


Intent Statement


At Woodchurch CE Primary School we value design and technology as an important part of the children's entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Design and Technology, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their considerable potential. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high-quality first-wave teaching in Design and Technology, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.


  • We aim to provide pupils with a design and technology curriculum which is relevant in our rapidly changing world by using Cornerstones Curriculum 22.  This carefully incorporates design and technology companion projects within an overarching curriculum project.
  • We encourage our pupils to become problem solvers who can work creatively. We know that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently, and innovatively and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. 
  • Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, generate ideas and represent them in a number of ways, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work. 
  • Through the use of technology, pupils will interleave their computing to design, monitor and control their products. 
  • Pupils will be exposed to a wide range of media and through this, they will develop their knowledge, skills, vocabulary and resilience.