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Design & Technology



Through Design and Technology, children at Hereward will become creative problem solvers. The skills they acquire will allow them to work confidently as individuals and as part of a team. We will offer an ‘inspiring, rigorous, purposeful and practical’ curriculum. The children will have the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to design and evaluate their own products, as well as reflect on past and present design, structures and nutrition. They will gain the knowledge of a healthy diet and learn the practical skills to cook a variety of meals. Through cross-curricular opportunities, children will deepen their understanding of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Art, which will scaffold and broaden their life experiences. Whilst studying a selection of food, structure, textiles, electronics and mechanics children will be encouraged to take risks, whilst learning through hands-on approach. We aim for our children to question and think innovatively about the world around them, in order to design and develop their own products with a purpose in mind.


The National Curriculum for Design & Technology 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 Great Hereward Bake Off

DT Progression Map (Nursery - Year 6)

Design Technology Subject Overview (Nursery - Year 6)