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Design and Technology (DT)

Design and Technology Vision Statement

‘Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works’.

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.


A Stoke Park designer is

 - a risk taker

-creative and innovative


- a problem solver


- a project planner

-skilled in a developing range of skills




Through the teaching of Design and Technology (DT) at Stoke Park Junior School, our aim is that all children can and will take an active role in the development of our rapidly changing world. 


Our DT curriculum is inspiring, meaningful, memorable and practical. Children will developing their own creative ideas as individuals and as part of a team. Using their creativity and imagination, all pupils will have opportunities to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Across a variety of contexts, they will consider both their own needs and the needs, wants and values of others. Our aim is to develop their curiosity in the world around us and engage practically with it. We want children to have a love of Design Technology and develop their creative design and making skills.



Our curriculum offers a range of exciting units taught across the Key Stage. Through these our children learn and apply a set of technical skills, including structures, mechanics, electrical control and a range of materials, including food technology. We are incredibly fortunate to have a modern, purpose built and fully-fitted cookery room which provides all children with the opportunity to develop their food technology skills and learn essential life skills.


Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge and understanding outlined in the National Curriculum and follow a ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ approach to the teaching and learning of DT. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, children will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and within the wider world.



Children will learn how to take risks and how to become innovative, enterprising, resourceful and capable citizens. They will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. In addition to understanding and applying the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


DT long-term overview