St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School "Together, through our words and actions, our work and play,We point towards Christ, each and every day"

Design Techology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous, and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants, and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing, and art.  Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising, and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth, and well-being of the nation.


We aim to:-

  • develop imaginative thinking in children and enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making
  • enable children to think and talk about how things work, to draw and model their ideas
  • encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques to make quality products, whilst following safe procedures
  • Use and explore a range of materials, resources, and equipment
  • explore attitudes towards the made world and how we live and work within it;
  • develop an understanding of technological processes, products, their manufacture, and their contribution to our society
  • Use the internet to explore ideas and research made products/design/designers
  • foster enjoyment, satisfaction, and purpose in designing and making things
  • engage children with the principles of nutrition and food preparation