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Design and Technology

Here at Hadrian Park Primary School we are thrilled to have access to the ‘The DT Association’ which provides support and resources in order for us to deliver and teach excellent and progressive D&T in line with the New Ofsted Framework.

Design and Technology at Hadrian Park Primary –

Our Curriculum is designed to enable pupils to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens in a rapidly changing world. Our curriculum encourages imaginative, creative thinking and problem solving, both as individuals and as part of a team. Design and technology equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own designs and products. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, pupils develop a critical understanding of the impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education at Hadrian Park makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our children and their futures as citizens of the country in which we live.


Aims and objectives

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.



Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. They work in a range of relevant contexts for example, the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment. Pupils are exposed to design and technology from EYFS to KS2.


When designing and making pupils design, make and evaluate.

Design – Pupils purposeful, functional products for themselves and others based on criteria.

Make – Pupils select and use a range of equipment and tools to perform practical tasks, for example cutting, joining, shaping and finishing. Pupils select a wide range of materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.

Evaluate – Pupils explore and evaluate a range of existing products and evaluate their own products against design criteria.


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