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Vision Statement

All who teach Design and Technology at St Peter’s have a shared understanding and vision and recognise that all children have creative potential and are capable of creative expression. With our support children understand creative processes and how every day and exceptional creativity and design can shape the world we live in. Our staff endeavor to equip children at St Peter’s with the skills to take ownership of their learning which in turn enables them to think their way around any problem.




Through Design and Technology lessons it is our intent to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experience and allow children to investigate and enquire. To therefore become creative, critical thinkers who see no limits to curiosity and have a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. 

Our children will develop a rich and deep subject knowledge which enables them to see clear links between different aspects of their learning through Design and Technology.

They will experience the challenge and have opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their full potential and prepare them for the next stage in their lives.



The required coverage of the national curriculum is then broken down into long term plans, which is further divided into medium term plans by teachers. A curriculum coverage document maps out when each year group is completing a specific unit of work and reflects how each element of design & technology is covered throughout the year groups. Progression frameworks are used in order to ensure knowledge and skills build year on year. This ensures that by the end of year 6 pupils have a wealth of knowledge and skills to aid in their future studies.

Children are able to explore the breadth and depth of the Design and Technology curriculum through the use of The Design and Technology Association's 'Projects On A Page' documents. The projects enable and foster children’s natural curiosity and promotes problem solving, creativity and communication. Our Design and Technology lessons excite, promote and sustain children’s interest where children design, make and evaluate products for a purpose and enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning.




Assessment of children's learning in Design Technology is an ongoing monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills by the class teacher, throughout lessons. This assessment is then used to inform differentiation, support and challenge required by the children. Summative assessment is conducted termly by class teachers across each year group of the school to inform the subject leader of progress or skills and knowledge still to be embedded.

Design Technology is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of book monitoring, looking at outcomes and pupil interviews to discuss their learning and understanding and establish the impact of the teaching taking place.

Our children’s creations and achievements are celebrated in class and whole school displays as well as on the Art and DT page on the school website.