Design and Technology


Design and Technology (D&T) is a practical subject that is fun, engaging and motivating. D&T is an area of study that focuses on planning, designing and creating things (called ‘products’) which people use. D&T outcomes are designed to enable the children use practical skills with a variety of equipment to solve a ‘problem’ or improve upon an existing product. At Bickley, our pupils will be given the opportunity to design, plan and make and evaluate ‘products’ that link to different areas of D&T, taking risks, posing problems and building resilience.

Whilst being taught explicitly to the children via the use of ‘process diaries’, D&T is not a standalone subject as it is often woven into many areas of our curriculum including science and computing. The areas of D&T taught as part of the National Curriculum are:

  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Structures
  • Textiles
  • Electronic systems
  • Mechanisms
  • IT Control and monitoring

As children progress through the school from Reception to Year 6, they will have the opportunity to try new foods, use increasingly challenging tools such as scissors, hot glue guns and saws and create more complex, detailed designs of their products.




Y3 - pop up process diaryDesign and Technology Progression of SkillsDesign and Technology Vocabulary