Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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Design and Technology


  • To develop children who are able to think and interweave creativity to solve problems 
  • To develop creativity and imagination 
  • To develop children who are able to reflect and evaluate choices 
  • To develop children who are innovators and risk-takers



Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Our Design and Technology curriculum has been shaped to ensure knowledge and skills are intertwined and is taken from the National Curriculum. Our curriculum has been shaped to ensure children develop appropriate skills for their year group and that these are built upon each year. At Chorlton C of E children develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. They are given opportunities to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality products for a wide range of users. They learn to evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others. Children create within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Where possible we aim to provide cross-curricular opportunities and link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.


Our Design and Technology curriculum is also drawn from: 

  • Design and Technology Association
  • STEM Learning 
  • Kapow Primary Curriculum 



Assessment of children's learning in Design Technology takes the form of ongoing monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills using key questioning skills built into lessons by the class teacher. Child-led assessment such as success criteria and evaluation grids are also used to inform the differentiation, support and challenge required by the children. Summative assessment is conducted termly by class teachers across each year group and is aimed at targeting next steps in learning as well as informing the subject leader of progress and skills/knowledge still to be embedded. 

Design Technology is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of collection of evidence (photos), book monitoring, looking at outcomes measured against age-based progression and pupil interviews to discuss their learning. This tangible evidence aids understanding and establishes the impact of the teaching taking place.


By the time children leave our school they will have:

  • the ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop a detailed knowledge of users’ needs.
  • the ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using a range of materials carefully and working safely.
  • a thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
  • the ability to apply mathematical knowledge and skills accurately.
  • the ability to manage risks, be resourceful, innovative and enterprising to manufacture products safely and hygienically.

Please see the whole school Progression and Overview documents below:

Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

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