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Design & Technology


Our design and technology curriculum (which follows the 2014 National Curriculum and works alongside the EYFS Framework) gives opportunities for children to ask questions, evaluate products, think of innovative ideas and be creative, in order to adapt and improve existing products or create new products. The curriculum helps to prepare children to make a creative contribution in our ever changing and evolving world. Children will learn key practical skills needed for construction, as well as basic cooking skills and an understanding of nutrition and food hygiene. 



Stratton school follows the programmes of study as set out in the National Curriculum. Staff use the projects on a page scheme of work from the DT association to support their planning of each unit, alongside the progression of skills.  Each unit is outlined in the DT curriculum map (which is attached below).


Teaching and Learning

Children complete a DT unit each term. During each learning sequence, children will:

  • Investigate and evaluate a range of products.
  • Complete focussed tasks to practise specific skills.
  • Design, make and evaluate their own product.



We have a vast variety of tools and equipment available to use during our DT lessons. These are utilised by the children to practise essential skills before using them as required to create their final products. We are also extremely fortunate to have our own cookery suite at Stratton which each year group has a DT unit on each year.


The children get to experience a broad variety of DT projects throughout their primary years to develop their ability to design, create and evaluate effectively; the foundation skills for engineers of the future. Children learn key skills that they will need in everyday life such as preparing and cooking food, sewing, making electrical circuits etc. Children develop their independence, confidence and creativity throughout our projects.


Children tell us how much they enjoy their DT learning.

Comments from Stratton children:

"I like the freedom to do what you want to do, to design it and make it yourself."

"I like being creative"

"I liked when we sewed puppets, it was a bit tricky, but I got it!"


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