Design & Technology

St John's Church of England Middle School Academy - Design ...


Our Design and Technology curriculum aims to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploration of the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

Curriculum intent. What makes a good Designer DT



Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of D&T lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.

Design and Technology unit pathway


Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our D&T lessons in order for them to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen and secure key concepts. The key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our D&T lessons are highlighted in this pathway in order to: recall, deepen and build on previous learning to secure key concepts.

Design and Technology Lesson Pathway

Our Progressive Design and Technology Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to Design and Technology we have created a whole school  progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations, this draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way.

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our Design and Technology curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provide opportunities for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency.