Design & Technology

Design Technology

Subject Leader – Miss Alison Lace and June Lowther


At Selside School, we believe that Design and Technology provides life skills that children need to complete everyday tasks. Through the Design and Technology curriculum, we will help children develop their creative, technical and practical expertise and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. Children will be given the opportunity to develop their skills and build on ones previously learnt. Children will be given the chance to explore new materials and be innovative with their thinking. Selside School creates an atmosphere where children feel comfortable and able to edit designs with support and structure.


We use the Design and Technology Associations projects on a page to support our Design Technology programme. We focus on sewing, food and nutrition and mechanisms and build upon this year on year. We use our outdoor learning sessions to support our design technology.

Design Technology LTP Year A

Design Technology LTP Year B

Design Technology Long Term Assessment & vocabulary Progression.docx

What does Design Technology look like in the EYFS

National Curriculum_Design_and_technology

Enrichment and Culture Capital

We aim for all children to not only develop their confidence and skills but to develop their methods of thinking. We aim to encourage children to reflect on their work and edit where appropriate. As a school we aim to provide an exciting, enriching curriculum that enables the children to develop in every aspect, providing them with the tools they need to progress in Design and Technology: Workshops with Wood Matter, NFU Farmvention; sewing club, and outdoor learning.

We want our Pupils to become Designers who have:

  • Significant levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.
  • An excellent attitude to learning and independent working.
  • The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others.
  • The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs.
  • The ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.
  • A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
  • The ability to apply mathematical knowledge.
  • The ability to manage risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically.
  • A passion for the subject and knowledge of, up-to-date technological innovations in materials, products and systems.