St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

Design & Technology

At St Nicholas, we want to inspire pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideation, creation, and evaluation.

We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling, and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others. Through our scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.

Our Design and technology scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the National curriculum and the aims also align with those in the National curriculum. In EYFS for DT has been combined in the art progression map.

Priorities 22-23

Overarching priority:

  • To ensure that children have access to high quality DT.

Priorities for this academic year:  

  • To ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of the children.   
  • To support teachers develop their subject knowledge to secure high-quality teaching and learning in DT.
  • To establish systems for assessment and recording across the whole school. 


Click here to view the whole-school Progression map for DT.

Click here to view the whole-school Long Term Plan for DT.