Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement - D.T.



At Kings Norton Primary School, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that are ambitious and have a purpose. Our curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. The children are encouraged to become innovators and resilient in their learning.  We believe that high-quality DT lessons will inspire children to think independently and develop creative, procedural and technical understanding. Our DT curriculum provides children with opportunities to research, represent their ideas, explore and investigate, develop their ideas, make a product and evaluate their work.


We have a clear and comprehensive progression of skills in alignment with the National Curriculum. By the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children will have developed skills and acquired knowledge in mechanisms, structures, textiles and cooking and nutrition.

In EYFS, as part of Expressive Art and Design children are encouraged to return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them. Children  safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques,and share their creations, explaining the process they have used. They also have opportunities to create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills.




Our DT Curriculum is developed to provide well thought out lessons and topics that demonstrate progression. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

· Monitoring progression across the school, evidenced in pupil’s art and design books

· Reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes and ensuring that the Design and Technology is being followed, in line with the progression of skills.

· Pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work.