The Highway Primary School

Design & Technology


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think, communicate and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. It requires children to be active learners with the confidence and the resilience to persist with a project when challenges occur.

At The Highway, the Design and Technology curriculum combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to tackle real problems. It can improve critical analysis, problem solving, and practical capability and evaluation skills. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subject areas such as mathematics, science, computing and art thereby enabling pupils to notice connections and patterns in their learning.

Through Design Technology, children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. High-quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being our diverse nation.



Curriculum Statement for the Teaching and Learning of Design and Technology 2020/2021

The Highway Primary School Vocabulary Progression - Design and Technology

DT Progression of Skills