Design Technology

Design & Technology (DT)


We deliver DT as part of our theme curriculum. We ensure a broad and balanced curriculum by covering a variety of skills and techniques through four key areas: materials and construction, textiles, cooking and nutrition and mechanics.

We recognise the importance of Design Technology as it develops children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. It encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues. We are clear that our DT curriculum is about designing for a real life purpose and follow the process of designing, making and evaluating a product for a user for a purpose.

We recognise the importance of instilling a love of cooking to inspire children to be creative and learn a crucial life skill, which is why we teach Food Technology lessons as part of our Masterclass sessions. In these sessions, pupils are taught in our kitchen to understand the principles of healthy eating, how to prepare dishes using a range of techniques and understand seasonality and where food comes from. 

We also enrich our DT curriculum by offering Design Technology links in our Forest School. Within Forest School, children develop their design and construction skills

DT Overview

DT Knowledge Organisers

Radford Semele C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers and parents to share this commitment.