Design and Technology

Curriculum Intent

At Wivelsfield Primary School, we believe all children are entitled to a rich and relevant curriculum. As a result, they will develop a love of discovery and learning to ensure they are prepared for the next stage in their life.

Through carefully structured teaching of skills and knowledge, along with contextualised experiences, children can deliberately practise and embed their learning.

We value and encourage a resilient, risk taking and reflective approach; teaching the children to work together and respect each others’ views, equipping them to succeed in an ever changing and diverse world.


Design and Technology Intent

Through a progressive and purposeful planning, children will be equipped with the relevant skills and broad knowledge required to become creative, imaginative and reflective problem solvers.



The children at Wivelsfield Primary School are provided with a clear and comprehensive Design and Technology learning journey via a whole school curriculum. This allows the children to develop their subject knowledge, skills and creativity is carefully planned steps.

Throughout their time at Wivelsfield children investigate and evaluate existing products, as well and designing, producing and evaluating their own products. The children will experience a range of projects including textiles, construction, electronics and food and nutrition as well as cross-curricular links with history, science and maths. All projects culminate in creating a product with purpose in mind and an intended user for the product.

The children at Wivelsfield will be inspired by design and technology of the past and present and learn to think critically about the impacts of design and technology on everyday life and the wider world. The children will be encouraged to be creative and resourceful throughout their learning and to reflect on how to persevere throughout the designing and making processes.

All KS1 and KS2 use ‘projects on a page’ style documents within their design books. These books will follow children through the school to demonstrate their progression. To celebrate, motivate and inspire the children design and technology work is displayed within classrooms and corridors. The school also organises design and technology themed activities such as cake sales, design competitions and whole school installations to share their learning between home and school.