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Design Technology

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Teaching and learning in Design and Technology at Woodfield Primary School is designed to help our children develop the creative, technical, and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.


Our Design and Technology Curriculum at Woodfield builds up the aims and objectives laid out in the National Curriculum as well as training from the Design and Technology Association. Design and Technology is taught discretely in all year groups, where appropriate, connections between subjects are made to deepening understanding and develop a love of that subject. Our Design and Technology is divided into six strands, which becomes progressively more difficult from EYFS up to Year 6:


  1. Mechanisms

  2. Structures

  3. Textiles

  4. Food and Nutrition

  5. Programming

  6. Electrical systems


This ensures that all children are given opportunities to build on prior knowledge and skills, revisit key concepts so that this knowledge becomes embedded in their long-term memory.


Children are actively involved in designing, making and evaluating their products in every unit taught. For each strand, children are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making, through a variety of creative and practical activities.


In EYFS, children will explore Design and Technology through variety of media and materials. Children are encouraged to be creative and make things based on their own interests. Children will develop fine motor and joining skills, which will be built on in Year 1.

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