Design & Technology



Design Technology (DT) has links with all aspects of the curriculum, especially science, maths and ICT. It aims to integrate the learning in many subjects into a practical form while developing innovative design decisions to produce functional, authentic products with a clear purpose and user. Our curriculum aims to develop the process of design-make-evaluate with progressively more challenging technical skills. It ensures children use practical skills such as creating structures and mechanisms, choosing and using appropriate tools and materials, adding electronic components to models, and safe and healthy cooking techniques. Design and Technology is a subject that encourages children to think creatively and solve practical problems, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through a process of research, planning, making and evaluating, children apply their learning to solving a meaningful task.


We follow the EYFS framework and National Curriculum which set out what children should know by the end of each key stage. 

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

Please find below the link to the National Curriculum for Design & Technology


Children will learn a range of skills in Design & Technology during their time in Key Stage One and Two, at St Patrick's, the link below shows you what these are for each year group in our school:

Click here t o view the curriculum map


We teach these skills through Design & Technology topics per year. Design & Technology topics for each year group can be found below:

Click here to view the progression of skills document