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Design Technology

What makes a good Design Technology pupil at Holy Cross?

A passion for creativity, using research and prototypes to design and evaluate their work successfully and adapt their design to their findings.  Trying to create new things and experiment with materials to produce the best quality product possible.


Design Technology at Holy Cross


A high quality Design Technology Curriculum provides an opportunity for all children to learn the skills required to be a successful designer and the opportunity to learn about both contemporary and historical designers.

It encourages children to discover an interest in design technology and allows children to critically engage with design, sculpture and construction.

It can plan opportunities to create and evaluate a range of products and give all learners the opportunity to enjoy being creative.

It must enable learners to access a range of materials in order to understand their properties, widen children’s vocabulary and use of technical language  and encourage children to engage with products, considering their purpose and practicality.


Provide a range of materials for children to explore

Children given opportunity develop a range of design skills.

High quality teaching that is appropriately pitched to individuals.

DT is well resourced within the school community and children enjoy regular lessons that are highly valued and enjoyed.

Follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study based on the National Curriculum.

Nurturing a resilient learning attitude towards product design, focusing on evaluation.


Children discover new interests and talents in design, sculpture and construction.

Children confidently apply their new found knowledge to other areas of learning.

Outcomes at the end of each Key Stage is good or better.

Children consider how DT learning links to the wider world around them, identifying designs/products they appreciate and explaining why.

Pupils develop a wider vocabulary, using technical and topic vocabulary

Children enjoy DT lessons and are confident to ‘have a go’ applying their new skills.

Demonstrate the enjoyment children feel when designing, making and evaluating their own product.

Children talk with increasing confidence about their learning in DT using appropriate vocabulary. 



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