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Design Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, that unlocks the creativity and imagination within all pupils. All children engage in designing and making products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, whilst acquiring a broad range of subject knowledge taught progressively through the year groups.


Our DT curriculum has been designed to ensure that the pupils of Yardley Wood experience a range of exciting, engaging and sometimes risk-taking experiences, that draw upon other subject skills such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.


Through creativity and innovation, design and technology continue to shape our lives. Using an

activity-focused approach, a high-quality design and technology education should give

pupils opportunities to create, innovate, design, make and evaluate a variety of well-crafted

products. Pupils should be taught the technical skills and craftsmanship to execute practical tasks,

thereby developing confidence in using these skills.

The National Curriculum


Each of our D + T projects will be build around the six principles developed by

D&T Expert Subject Advisory Group (ESAG): 


User - who the products are for

Purpose - what tasks the products will perform

Functionality - how the products will work

Design Decisions - the opportunities children have to make choice

Innovation - the scope children have to be original with their thinking

Authenticity - how believable/real the products will be to the children

Take a look at some of the projects we have been completing this year. 


Year 6 Bomb Shelters (Structures)


Research & Design









Year 4 Making Soup (Food)


Research & Design: 









Year 3 Making Cars (Mechanisms)


Research & Design: