Design and Technology


At Sacred Heart, the intent of the DT Curriculum is to provide plenty of opportunities for the children to learn, apply and strengthen essential skills required in the designing, making and evaluating of an effective product for a given purpose. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative and enterprising.


To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in design and technology, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Design and technology is

generally taught as part of a half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. The teaching of DT should enable all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. Teachers plan lessons for their class using our progression of knowledge and skills documents. The progression document ensures the curriculum is covered and the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group.


The high-quality teaching of DT at Sacred Heart will enable learners to build a strong range of core skills as they progress through the school that will give them the opportunity to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. All children will feel empowered to design and create a range of products as well as applying practical expertise to enable them to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. Children will evaluate work by other designers and consider how resources may be adapted to suit the needs of others. They will learn to see the value of design in a variety of contexts and the scope of art to build towards different careers in the future

Design and Technology Whole School Curriculum Overview