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At Perry Wood, we want our children to love DT and have the opportunity to try a range of skills to allow them to become designers, architects, carpenters, builders or chefs (amongst other things). We want to give children the opportunity to be prepared for opportunities and responsibilities that are presented to them in later life.

The DT Curriculum aims:

  •  To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making.
  • To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
  • To develop an understanding of technological processes, products, and their manufacture, and their contribution to our society.
  • To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.


National Curriculum

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. Evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others. Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


Staff plan opportunities to engage children and link to the theme.
All children make good progress as designers, scientists, geographers, historians, artists and mathematicians. We ensure that they develop distinct subject-based knowledge, understanding and skills and provide opportunities for them to apply this learning across the curriculum.

Wide Horizons

Children from nursery through to Year 6 are taught about Design and technology through our international days, themed days, topics, visitors, trips and exhibitions.
Carefully planned visits, activities, community links, skill workshops, life experiences enhance the learning of our pupils and develop their understanding of how they can contribute to the community and society.


The DT curriculum supports the development of positive, respectful relationships. We encourage children to work together in DT, supporting and encouraging each other. Children will be immersed in DT and explore the richness of the world around them which can aid wellbeing and reduce stress. We know how to keep ourselves safe in DT, using equipment carefully and safely.


They can all become architects, graphic designers, chefs, electricians, carpenters and more. We develop the holistic child, acknowledging their unique needs and ensuring all children are able to access the DT curriculum. All of our children will have their DT work proudly displayed around the school.


By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their DT lessons and other cross curricular lessons (e.g. themed days). Pupils know how and why it is important to learn and develop creative skills. Pupils use acquired vocabulary in lessons. Pupils understand and demonstrate DT skills through work produced. Teachers plan a range of opportunities to use DT skills and knowledge through creative and inspiring sessions inside and outside school.

Proud Traditions | Wide Horizons | High Achievement