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Design and Technology 

Design and Technology Intent Statement

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you look deeper, it's really how it works."

Steve Jobs


"Technology makes possibilities. Design makes solutions."

John Maeda


At The John Moore Primary School, we believe that Design and Technology should provide children with a real life context for learning. We want to allow children STRIVE to be more through creating opportunities for them in the wider world beyond the John Moore environment.


Through our Design and Technology curriculum, pupils 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.


We aim to ensure pupils SOAR in their involvement with Design and Technology by building curiosity and engagement within the topic, providing pupils with the opportunity to build upon their prior knowledge, skills and vocabulary.


Throughout this practical subject, using creativity, innovation and imagination, pupils will ‘STRIVE’ to design, make and evaluate products they create. In doing so, they will encounter the opportunity to solve problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs and wants giving them skills to apply to the real world. In turn, pupils develop skills in perseverance allowing them to overcome challenges and build upon independence. Furthermore, this strengthens skills to be independent and resilient life-long learners.


We want children to be proud of their own successes and those of others by sharing their progress in a variety of ways throughout the school.

Key Documents 

Design and Technology National Curriculum Programme of Study 

The John Moore Primary School Design and Technology Curriculum Overview 

Knowledge Organisers (Currently being Developed) 

EYFS  D&T Knowledge Organisers 

Year 1 D&T Knowledge Organisers 

Year 2 D&T Knowledge Organisers 

Year 3 D&T Knowledge Organisers

Year 4 D&T Knowledge Organisers 

Year 5 D&T Knowledge Organisers

Year 6 D&T Knowledge Organisers

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