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Design Technology at Tudor


Above is a document to show the detail of our Long Term Plan for both Year A (2023-2024) and Year B (2024-2025) in DT across the school.

Design is not just what it looks like or feels like – it is how it works. 

Steve Jobs

At Tudor C of E Primary School, we aim to provide children with an engaging Design and Technology curriculum.  We believe that it’s important for children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make real and relevant products within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. The products that they make should work in a range of relevant contexts, such as the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment. 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.


 We combine the progression of knowledge and skills outlined in the curriculum with Schemes of Work provided by the Design and Technology Association and with Kapow learning. We ensure that the skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each Design and Technology topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. It is our intent that Design and Technology is to be taught in all year groups through at least one topic per term, which includes one topic relating to food. Design Technology projects are often made cross curricular - linking to other subjects taught. Learning in Design and Technology draws on learning from other curriculum areas, such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Cooking and nutrition draws on key elements of PSHE regarding a healthy diet and scientific knowledge about where food comes from.

All teaching of DT follows the design, make and evaluate cycle. Each stage is rooted in technical knowledge and vocabulary. The design process is focused on real life, relevant contexts to give meaning to learning. While making, children are given choice and a range of tools to choose freely from. When evaluating, the children are able to evaluate their own products against a design criteria.

The key skills we teach the children are:

  • Sewing and textiles
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Electrical components
  • Mechanisms and mechanical components
  • Materials and structures


Through our curriculum, children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood. Assessment of children's learning in Design and 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.

Design and Technology is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of book monitoring, lesson observations and pupil interviews to discuss their learning and understanding and establish the impact of the teaching taking place.


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