Design Technology

Lead: Emma Herkowyi


At Westminster Primary School we intend to build a Design Technology curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, following the Kapow scheme of work. Children will know more, remember more and understand more.






● Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The Design Technology National Curriculum and EYFS is planned for and covered in full within the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 school curriculum. Whilst the EYFS and National Curriculum forms the foundation of our curriculum, following Kapow, we make sure that children learn additional skills, knowledge and understanding and enhance our curriculum as and when necessary. 

● Delivery of design and technology projects with a clear structure. Each year group will undertake a construction/mechanism topic, a textile topic and a food topic. 

● Delivery showing clear following of the design process where each project fill follow: research, design, make and evaluate. 

● Each year group has a garden plot and takes ownership and responsibility for cultivating the relevant crops. 

● A range of skills will be taught ensuring that children are aware of health and safety issues related to the tasks undertaken 

● Clear and appropriate cross curricular links to underpin learning in multi areas across the curriculum giving the children opportunities to learn life skills and apply skills to ‘hands on’ situations in a purposeful context. 

● Children will undertake design tasks and use skills from across the curriculum to fully explore the design process evaluating work ensuring that it is of the highest possible quality. Children will self-evaluate their work and assess learnt knowledge and skills. 

● Design Technology displays within working walls in classrooms and shared spaces. These displays celebrate exceptional practice and exemplify terminology and vocabulary used, through word aware. 

● Independent learning: In design technology children may well be asked to solve problems and develop their learning independently. This allows the children to have ownership and lead their own learning in Design Technology. 

● Collaborative learning: In design and technology children may well be asked to work as part of a team learning to support and help one another towards a challenging, yet rewarding goal.



● Children will have clear enjoyment and confidence in design and technology that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum. 

● Children will ultimately know more, remember more and understand more about Design Technology, demonstrating this knowledge when using tools or skills in other areas of the curriculum and in opportunities out of school. 

● The large majority of children will achieve age related expectations in Design Technology. 

● As designers children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood. 


Design Technology coverage plan