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St Giles Church of England Primary School

Design and Technology

Design and Technology at St Giles

At St Giles we have shaped our Design and Technology curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. We follow the Kapow scheme of work to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum by ensuring each unit of work covers 4 key areas: technical knowledge, design, make and evaluation.

Design and technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. 

We aim to:

  • Teach design and technology as an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.
  • Teach a varied and balanced design and technology curriculum, which enables the progression of skills and extends knowledge and vocabulary each year.
  • Support our children in developing a critical understanding of design and technology and its impact on daily life and the wider world.
  • Where possible, link design and technology work to topics and other disciplines, such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
  • Instil a love of cooking in our children and promote a healthy, varied diet.


Each year the children will participate in three Design and Technology units based on themes such as cooking and nutrition, structures, mechanisms, electrical systems and textiles.








For Knowledge Organisers, please see Key Stage pages under the 'Pupils' banner.

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

DT Sequence and Progression Grid