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Design and technology


Our Design and Technology curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge all pupils. DT should provide children with a real life context for learning and equip our pupils with the skills and knowledge to create their own designs. At Bradley Barton, we want to allow children to aspire to be more through creating opportunities for them in the wider world. Through the DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose. 



In Design and Technology, we implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum.

Our curriculum is well-planned and makes links with real life purpose, to enhance children’s learning. Through our program of study, children develop their talents across the key areas; planning, designing, making and evaluating which provides a rounded curriculum with extensive opportunities to develop knowledge and skills.  

Within each Design and Technology unit, children build on their prior learning to extend their knowledge, skills and techniques.   Teachers assess learning design and technology against knowledge and skills-based throughout our progression maps of learning objectives.

Enrichment opportunities, including outdoor learning, inspirational visitors, educational visits and events, provide our children with varied experiences and enhance teaching, learning and knowledge.



Our Design and Technology curriculum ensures that children are able to build on their knowledge, skills and techniques across their school life and are proud to celebrate their work within school and in the wider community. Through the breadth and depth that our curriculum offers, our children are well-equipped in Design and Technology for the next stage in their education. Our curriculum enables children to become creative and lifelong learners.


Design and Technology Progression Map 2023/34