Design and Technology

Design & Technology: Statement of Intent

At Burhill Primary School the Design and Technology curriculum intends to empower children so that they become responsible for their own learning through:

  • Being curious
  • Using their imagination
  • Co-operating with others
  • Developing resilience
  • Evaluating, comparing and improving their work

Primary D&T forms an important foundation for learning about the world and our relationship to objects within it. From reception to year six, our children are given plentiful opportunities to find out how things work and develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. Through our D&T curriculum, children are taught the importance of health and safety and encouraged to think about significant issues. Children build on a range of skills through collaborative working and problem-solving. D&T brings learning to life and is a motivating context for discovering literacy, mathematics, science, art, PSHE and ICT.

Our D&T projects provide opportunities for children to develop their capability by combining design and making skills with knowledge and understanding learnt, to create quality products.  Children should be given the chance to create products they can see, touch and taste for themselves and experience a feeling of pride in doing so.

Each year group will have one memorable D&T experience throughout the year and projects will consist of children designing something for somebody for some purpose. We feel it is vital to nurture children’s creativity; encouraging them to innovate, take risks and learn from mistakes. This will support them in becoming resourceful, enterprising and capable citizens.


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Design & Technology Curriculum Progression 2019-20 15th Jan 2020 Download
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