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Design Technology (DT)

During their time at Binfield C.E. Primary School (V.A.) we aim for all pupils to experience being and developing the characteristics needed to be an engineer.

Pupils are taught to develop their design and technology capabilities through a combination of knowledge and designing and making. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making.

In Design Technology, we use Chris Quigley milestones to support teaching art progressively, and building knowledge and skills across and within year groups. It is designed to support specialist and non-specialist teachers in their planning. Throughout the term, the lessons are based on developing skills and linked with the wider topic and based on their previous learning.  Design and Technology is about challenges, the exploration of ideas and seeing projects develop from start to finish.  Children are provided with a balanced, stimulating and challenging programme of learning experiences.

From Foundation through to Year 6, children are encouraged to design and make purposeful products. Alongside our taught curriculum, key stage 2 children are given real life experience to present and produce their own products in our ‘Dragons Den’ weeks. Local businesses come in and children have to pitch their ideas. They begin by researching the market and seeing what is already available and using this as a basis for their own designs. Their designs are based on market research by asking younger children their views. The children then create products to sell at our Christmas and Summer Fayres.


This subject is co-ordinated by Simone Tissot and Becky Bailey.