Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

DT Curriculum


Click here to see our school curriculum intent

“Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.” (J. Dyson)




Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. We recognise the importance of a high-quality design and technology education, from Early Years to Key Stage 2, that makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. Using creativity and imagination, our children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and make connections to disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. They learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.



By the time our pupils leave us at the end of Key Stage 2, the Chalklands Design and Technology Curriculum ensures they:


● 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

● learn, think, read, write and speak like design and technologists

● are confident to apply new and previously learned knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts, purposes, and audiences

● take risks when designing, making, and evaluating a product from a design specification

● are evaluators and critical thinkers able to reflect on their own work and that of others.




d1 d2
d3 d4



Links to pupil resources:



Secret Life of Machines DT Website




Links to parent resources:



DT Projects to do at Home

DT 2


twitter handle



Page Downloads