St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School

Design & Technology

Mr Matt Towe is our Subject Leader for Design and Technology

Curriculum Statement


Core Values  - Connection & Aspiration

Early Years Foundation Stage - We encourage children to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through designing and creating products for a range of purposes. We provide a variety of tools and materials for children to use safely allowing them to experiment with design, form and function. In all year groups, our design and make activities are often linked to curriculum themes and seasonal or cultural events.


Key Stage 1 - We aim to inspire all children to design purposeful, functional and appealing products for themselves and other audiences. Children are encouraged to communicate their ideas through drawing and talking.

Key Stage 2 - Pupils continue to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the design and realisation process. We encourage all children to research and design their product to ensure their products are fit for purpose and use our wider curriculum as a vehicle to contextualise the task and motivate our learners. They combine their design and build work with knowledge learned in other subjects (electricity in Science for example). Children are given opportunities to evaluate their ideas and consider the views of others to improve their work.