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Why do we teach DT?


We teach DT so that our pupils can acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.


DT Intent



In Design Technology (DT) we aim to inspire pupils to be creative and innovative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideation, creation, and evaluation.


At St Bartholomew’s, we want our pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their own work and the work of others.

We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art.


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.

Vocabulary Progression

DT Week

Across the school, from Reception right through to Year 6, the children spent the week completing a variety of Design and Technology (DT) projects. This gave all the children across the school the opportunity to be fully immersed in DT and use a variety of skills.

We have had so much fun such as; making fridge magnets,  smoothies, designing and making slingshot cars and making our playground rides light up using computers.


We had a visit from one of our wonderful parents - Philippa (Eliza's mum) who is an incredibly talented shoe designer. Staff and children were so inspired by her designs and she explained in such great detail about the whole process of being a designer - from drawing initial plans, to mood boards to thinking about materials, costing, etc and then to the final design. We were amazed with her shoes/boots and she did a wonderful job modelling them!!


Finally, all the children shared the projects they had completed that week in an assembly.


Please see the pictures below to see how much fun we had and to see our final products!


Class 4 - Lighting up our playground!


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Class 3 - Designing and making Slingshot cars

Shoe Designer Extraordinaire

Yayoi Kusama

Class 2 - Making Smoothies

Class 1 -Designing and Making fridge magnets