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Catholic Primary School

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At Holy Family, we want our children to develop a critical understanding of design and technology and its impact on daily life and the wider world. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines, such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. We want to ensure that all children have the opportunity to understand and apply their knowledge of food and nutrition and learn how to prepare food equipping them with basic lifelong skills for the future


How we will deliver our curriculum:

In order to achieve these aims, Design and Technology will be taught both as an individual subject and integrated within other areas of the curriculum. The themes of work will cover the key skills and National Curriculum Programmes of Study and incorporate units from KAPOW Primary scheme of learning. The basis for teaching Design and Technology will be focused on five main threshold concepts:


The five threshold concepts/areas in DT are

  • Textiles
  • Mechanisms
  • Structures
  • Electrical Systems (Key Stage 2)
  • Food and nutrition


 All these concepts will follow the same path: 

  • design work, including planning and communicating ideas.
  • making, including working with tools, materials and components.
  • evaluating work, including 
  • technical knowledge, including knowledge and understanding of materials and components 


It is intended that all classes work within these areas in order to promote the continuous development of each aspect allowing children to acquire and develop skills and knowledge.