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Design Technology

Design Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At Lakenham Primary School, students will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Children are encouraged to strive to do their best. Teachers will support students in learning how to take risks, be resourceful, innovative and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, children will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.

Children will further their learning by asking questions and seeking solutions by using a range of cross curricular skills. Design and Technology will apply literacy, numeracy and science skills in new and purposeful ways. Through an enquiry led approach, children will be exposed to learning that is rich and meaningful to them.

At Lakenham we believe that our Design and Technology curriculum should: 

  • Challenge our pupils to learn a range of skills and knowledge that they can apply in other areas of their learning, as well as in the future.
  • Be mindful of the needs, wants and values of the user including considerations for aesthetic, technical, environmental, cultural or economic factors. 
  • Cover subject specific vocabulary, knowledge, understanding and skills that develop over the course of EYFS-KS2. 
  • Always establish an environment where risk-taking, enquiry, creativity, resourcefulness, innovation and problem solving are at the core of the learning.   
  • Always draw upon other subjects to support decisions when designing and making products.  
  • Allow pupils to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in their relevant key stage of design and technology learning.
  • Prepare children for KS3 opportunities through vast learning and skills opportunities in primary school.

Curriculum Coverage

Click on the image below to see the journey of DT at Lakenham.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6