Design Technology

Member of staff responsible for Design and Technology: Mr J Marsh

Subject Description and School Position

Design and technology gives us a great opportunity to express our creativity in a practical manner, something that we love to do here at All Souls’. Through this subject, children develop the skills that will help prepare them for tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Design and technology encourages children to become independent and creative problem-solvers.

Through our teaching of Design and Technology we aim to:

  • Develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making things;
  • Enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas;
  • Encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures;
  • Explore attitudes towards real products, how they are made and how they influence the world we live in today;
  • Develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society;
  • Foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things;
  • Develop the cross-curricular use of design and technology in other subjects.

At All Souls’ we use the process of researching, designing, making and evaluating to  structure all of our design and technology projects, in order to help us achieve the aims outlined above.

Curriculum Map

Click here to see the All Souls’ design and technology curriculum map. This documents outlines the topics that each year group will look at throughout the year along with possible cross-curricular links and opportunities for classes to incorporate trips and enterprise.

National Curriculum

Click here to see the National Curriculum for design and technology.


Examples of children’s work

Year 4 Trip to Pizza Express – May 2018 – Linking to their pizza design topic:


Year 4 July 2016 – Pizzas

Year 4 – December 2015 – Musical Instruments