Design and Technology curriculum overview

Our curriculum aims to offer ‘Excellence for all, through Jesus’ love’.

With Jesus at the heart, we intend to provide:

  1. Excellence for all children.
  2. Excellence for all staff.
  3. Excellent spaces and opportunities to learn.

‘A high-quality Design and Technology education should be inspiring, rigorous and practical.’

National Curriculum: Design and Technology

Our Design and Technology curriculum at St Modwen’s is built on 4 domains for KS1 (Food, Textiles, Mechanisms and Structures) and 5 domains for KS2 (Food, Textiles, Mechanisms, Structures and Electrical Systems).  Through a variety of creative and practical activities, children will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.  When designing and making, children will be taught to design purposeful, functional products for themselves and other users, but to also make a product by selecting from a wide range of materials.  Our children will record their findings in a DT prototype booklet, which will be stored in a portfolio passed up with them each year.  DT at St Modwen’s is taught as an immersion week, where the project is taken upon in a block at the end of every half-term with a theme.  As children move through our Design and Technology curriculum, they will be able to develop the creative, technical, and practical expertise needed to perform everyday task confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.  They will build the confidence to apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality products.  Our children will recognise and learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising, and capable citizens.  They will partake in exciting opportunities to test their ideas and products to see if they are fit for purpose.