Design Technology (D.T) 

What is DT? 

D&T gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.


What type of design and maker are we trying to develop at Holyport? (INTENT)

At Holyport we aim to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

Design and Technology also helps  our children apply their Maths and English skills and supports other subjects on the curriculum in a fun and inspiring manner and put these subjects into context making them easier to digest and more understandable. 


What is our approach to DT at Holyport? (Implementation) 
At Holyport, we are adopting Kapow's Primary’s DT scheme of work to support and build upon our topics as inspriation and it supports pupils to meet the national curriculum end of key stage attainment targets. 


We work closely with the Kapow DT scheme of work which is designed with strands that run throughout.

 The Design and technology National curriculum outlines the three main stages of the design process:

  • design
  • make
  • evaluate


Each stage of the design process is underpinned by technical knowledge which encompasses the contextual, historical, and technical understanding required for each strand.


Cooking and nutrition* has a separate section, with a focus on specific principles, skills and techniques in food, including where food comes from, diet and seasonality.


Technical knowledge

Kapow Primary’s Design and technology scheme has a clear progression of skills and knowledge within these strands and key areas across each year group. Our National curriculum overview shows which of our units cover each of the National curriculum attainment targets as well as each of the four strands.


Our Progression of skills shows the skills and knowledge that are taught within each year group and how these skills develop to ensure that attainment targets are securely met by the end of each key stage. 


Cooking and nutrition is given a particular focus in the National curriculum and we have made this one of our six key areas that pupils revisit throughout their time in primary school: ● Cooking and nutrition ● Mechanisms/ Mechanical systems ● Structures ● Textiles ● Electrical systems (KS2 only) ● Digital world (KS2 only)



We value the connections we make within our local community, and are always seeking to develop working relationships with partners outside of the immediate school to enrich children's learning. If you have any links which may benefit the school, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us! 

Curriculum Leader: Ginnie Sharp

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