Design & Technology

Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, children design and make products to solve relevant, real-life problems, within a variety of contexts and considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.



The national curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise need to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. 
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


The acquisition of a broad subject knowledge that draws on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children learn to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. They design, make and evaluate using technical vocabulary. Opportunities are provided for children to evaluate key events and individuals who have helped shape the world, showing the real impact of design and technology on the wider environment and helping to inspire children to become the next generation of innovators.

High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.


Pear Tree School’s design and technology curriculum aims to ensure that all children:

  • Develop technical, practical and creative expertise in order to perform tasks confidently and to a high standard.
  • Are well-prepared to participate effectively in the increasingly technological world in which they live
  • Build and are able to apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a range of users.
  • Can critique, evaluate and test ideas and products, both their own and the work of others’.
  • Understand the principles of nutrition, how to apply them and how to cook.


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