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All Saints’ Church of England Primary School Putney

Rooted in Faith, Growing through Learning

Design Technology

Theological Underpinning

At All Saints’ Primary School we endeavour to teach our children to become creative and innovative thinkers.  With an ever-changing world, we aim to provide our pupils with the skills needed to create, design and build a variety of technology-based products.


Many units are designed to reflect the themes or topic being taught within year groups. Children are encouraged to make suggestions, evaluate and improve their designs during all parts of the process.

 We aim to always give design and technology a purpose and where ever possible give children the opportunity to explore how design and technology can be used in a positive way to help make God’s world a better place. 


NC Programme of Study Aims

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world 
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users 
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others 
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook. 



Our curriculum is based upon the New Curriculum targets and skills. Throughout the school pupils are taught the skills to safely use a range of materials and equipment, including ICT based software and food. 


In Early Years the focus is on exploring the world around them and developing the gross and fine motor skills they need to successfully approach the Key Stage one curriculum.  


Within Key stage 1, pupils develop the skills of designing and making. Working in a range of relevant contexts and making meaningful cross-curricular links, pupils learn how to think imaginatively and discuss what they like, dislike and how they would modify their work when designing and making. They explore how to design and make safely and how to evaluate and improve their products.


During KS2, pupils continue to develop their designing and making skills. They partake in product research; thinking about what products are used for and the needs of the people who use them. They then use their research to design and make their own products, as well as drawing on their knowledge and understanding from other areas of the curriculum and use computers in a range of ways. They continue to test and evaluate their work and make amendments where necessary.  

Long Term Planning and Skills Progression