Design & Technology


At our schools we want all of our pupils to be naturally curious about design. We design activities so that the children can plan, research, solve problems, test and make a range of products. Our learners acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as maths, science, engineering, computing and art as they design and make.  Pupils learn to take risks and to be resourceful, developing confidence in themselves and what they can achieve.

We are proud of our curriculum as it allows us to explore the area of Design and Technology when relevant to our topics and the needs of the learners.


As children leave us at the end of Year six we would like them to be able to:


  • confidently use a range of materials, tools and techniques
  • communicate collaboratively, research and design with confidence
  • evaluate, critique and test their own and others’ ideas
  • have a love of cooking and be able to feed themselves knowing what a healthy and nutritional diet looks like



In the EYFS children are given free opportunities to explore design through the senses both indoors and outdoors. They are taught to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, and become confident in experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function through continuous provision. They have open access to junk modelling and equipment and are given a wide variety of cooking opportunities throughout the year.


Key Stage 1 and 2

Children are taught the skills and processes in each year group as laid out in our Progression of skills document, and work in a range of relevant contexts to design, make and evaluate using developing technical knowledge. Our learners develop safe working practices whilst being independent and are given permission to try out for themselves; exploring and developing their own ideas.


Tacolneston and Morley CE VA Primary Schools Federation

Kate Easter – Design and Technology Lead – 2022


Design and Technology Curriculum Vision

Inclusive Curriculum Design and Technology

Design & Technology – Progression of Skill Assessment Grid