The Hill Primary School

Design and Technology


Design and technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow's rapidly changing world. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making products and systems.

We understand that D&T allows pupils to solve problems, think creatively and develop ideas. D&T offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activity within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. The school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as preparing them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing. In teaching D&T, we aim to help pupils to:

-Develop their design and making skills. 

-Develop their knowledge and understanding of design and technologies. 

-Use a wide range of tools and materials. 

-Learn about working safely and protective measures. 

-Work individually and collaborate with other pupils in a variety of contexts. 

-Develop the capability to create products of a high standard through skills and understanding. 

-Evaluate products, made by themselves, their peer groups and companies. 

-Explore the man-made world and encourage discussion of how we live and work within it. 

-Develop an interest in and understanding of technological processes and the role of manufacturing in society. 

-Understand the importance of sustainability. 

-Learn the principles of nutrition, healthy eating and how to cook.

DT Overview

DT Progression

DT Policy

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