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Design and Technology

At St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, our design and technology curriculum allows children to have first-hand experiences as they explore the world around them. We want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Design and Technology and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We believe that children have an innate curiosity about how and why things work. In order to develop the children’s full potential as designers and makers, we try to ensure that there is continuity, progression, breadth and balance throughout the school in our planning and teaching of Design and Technology. At St. Peter’s, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Design and Technology, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.

DT in Action!

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What's happening in our Design and Technology curriculum?


Children in Years 2,4 and 6 are up first to get stuck into their design and technology lessons. They are thoroughly enjoying this practical, hands-on subject in line with our updated school curriculum.  


Here is a selection of some of the DT topics we have seen across school so far.


Year 2- Vehicles

Year 2 investigate a variety of different vehicles before undertaking the fun task of designing, making and evaluating their own vehicle. They will learn all about wheels, axles and chassis and how they are combined to make the framework of the vehicle, as well as how to create an eye-catching body.


Year 4- Seasonal Food

Year 4 children are thinking about why certain foods are in season at different times of year, why it’s good to eat seasonal food and how we can include seasonal food in a healthy, varied diet. Children learn how to cook safely and healthily and make jam tarts, toppings for a jacket potato, fairy cakes and stuffed peppers!



Year 6 – Chinese Inventions

Children explore the innovative culture of ancient China and discover the inventions that have helped shape the world, including paper, the compass, gunpowder and the moveable-type printing press. The children will design, make and evaluate their own Chinese invention – the kite.