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Chawton C.E.

Primary School

'Love, Courage and Fellowship'


As designers, our INTENT is:

that an engaging Design Technology curriculum will develop children’s love of discovery of the world around them.


We inspire an appreciation of the design and technological elements of our surroundings. 


We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in how they plan, complete a build and discuss where improvements can be made.


We believe that children need to develop a secure grasp of skills and knowledge in Design Technology; following a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum.

We IMPLEMENT this through:

creating a Design and technology curriculum which is an inspiring, rigorous and practical one.


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.


The curriculum includes a broad range of subject knowledge.


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 Science 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 IMPACT of this is:


that we have a community of designers and builders of models who enjoy discussing and sharing their ideas.


Governors, through the Governor Visit Plan and Subject Leader Reports, evaluate the work of the Design Technology leader in ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning across the school is at least good. They ensure that pupils are ready for transition to secondary school and are equipped with the skills to flourish and succeed as caring individuals.

DT Progression of Knowledge and Skills (Practical Knowledge)