St John's Church of England Middle School Academy - Design ...


Our Design and Technology curriculum aims to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploration of the designed and made world in which we all live and work.



Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of D&T lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.



Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our D&T lessons in order for them to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen and secure key concepts. The key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our D&T lessons are highlighted in this pathway in order to: recall, deepen and build on previous learning to secure key concepts.

Our Progressive Design and Technology Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to Design and Technology we have created a whole school  progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations, this draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way.

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our Design and Technology curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provide opportunities for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency.

Age Year Group Breakdown

To ensure the highest emphasis is placed on both the teaching and the learning of new knowledge and skills we have also clarified when it will take place within our topics and the subject specific gains our children will make in terms of what they will know and be able to do.