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Design Technology

Purpose of study

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils 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. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


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.

The DT Curriculum at Cuddington

Cuddington Community will “Bring out the Best” in our pupils by providing a language rich and diverse experience both within and beyond the classroom. Our flexible approach enables everyone to thrive personally and academically, overcome challenges and prepare them for lifelong learning. 

This is reflected in our curriculum approach to learning Design Technology, using the aims set out in Development Matters (2021) and the National Curriculum (2014) as frameworks for how we map content, ensure progression in knowledge and sequence our units of work.

Intent, Implementation, Impact

It is our goal at Cuddington Community Primary School to deliver a high-quality design and technology education that builds an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives. It encourages pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements. We place great emphasis on the appropriate knowledge, skills and subject-specific vocabulary so that children will be successful and ready for the next stage of their education and into their adult lives.  

A broad and balanced design technology curriculum will be provided to all pupils, reflecting the school's equality and diversity principles and practises and will enable pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the National curriculum. Cuddington Community Primary School use high quality resources from the KAPOW scheme of work in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in lessons for design and technology and have developed a comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of our children.  

KS1 and KS2 Curriculum Overview





Year 1

Constructing Windmills


Fruit & Vegetables

Year 2

Baby Bear’s Chair

Fairground Wheels

Making a Moving Monster

Year 3

Eating Seasonally

Wearable Technology

Constructing a Castle

Year 4


Slingshot Cars


Year 5


Pop Up Books

Developing a Recipe

Year 6



Navigating the World