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Design Technology


Warren Mead Infant and Junior Partnership 2020-21

Curriculum Intent


Subject: Design & Technology

Subject Leaders: Sue Wiseman (Infant) Jane Hunter (Junior)


Curriculum Intent  (what is the purpose of this subject)

At Warren Mead, we believe that Design and Technology helps to prepare children for the developing world and encourages them to become curious and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. We encourage our children to use their creativity and understanding when developing ideas, planning, making products and evaluating them. Whilst enabling them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making.

Design and Technology embeds our core values.  It is an inspiring, and practical subject, requiring creativity and resourcefulness. At Warren Mead, the Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. 

Curriculum Implementation (how is the subject structured/sequenced)

All classes offer opportunities to study food and nutrition, often linked to study of countries. We also need to consider the seasonal aspects of our food supplies and promote a real understanding of where food comes from. Emphasis will be on the ‘how’ children learn, developing their independence and creativity within the subject. This will be reflected in the development and implementation of resources to support project based learning in a variety of contexts.

Pedagogy: (what is the teaching approach taken)

We adapt our teaching of design and technology to meet the needs of all pupils, and provide learning opportunities that enable them to make progress. The children are encouraged to become risk takers and to foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.

Evaluation: (how will outcomes be measures for your subject)


Impact of Curriculum (what are the outcomes of your subject)

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. This is recorded on Pupil Asset. In addition:

  • Discussions with pupils – pupil voice – their understanding and opinions about history 

  • Book scans

  • Learning walks



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Design Technology Progression of Skills... 21st Jul 2021 Download
DT Curriculum Content Overview 2020 21 21st Jul 2021 Download