The National Curriculum for design and technology (DT) aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


Design and Technology at Stanley Park Juniors

At Stanley Park Junior School, we aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education. In DT, we do this through topic-based projects encouraging children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

The Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge and concepts to enable children to tackle real problems which are built on every year. It can improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills and has 5 unique (see below) of its own which underpins learning and teaching in this subject.


Design Technology


We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

The children are encouraged to discuss, design and draft plans, select suitable materials and construct artefacts using a variety of tools, techniques and materials, including food and fabrics. Testing and evaluating the effectiveness of their designs forms an invaluable part of the learning experience and allows them to become innovators and risk-takers by building on their skills through taught sequences.

A high-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the whole world

Subject Leader: Cassie Thompson

If you would like more information about how this subject is taught, please contact Mrs Thompson by emailing the school office at office@spjs.org