Design Technology is taught at Selby Community Primary School as it is vital to nurture the creativity and innovation of our children through design.

James Dyson says ‘Life is a mountain of solvable problems’. By exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work we wish to equip our children to use design technology to help solve problems.

  Our aims for Design Technology at Selby Community Primary School are:

1. All pupils will design develop plan, and communicate ideas.

2. All pupils will work with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products.

3. All pupils will evaluate processes and products.

4. All pupils will learn about food and nutrition.

Integral to our Design Technology provision is providing excellent opportunities for the children to interrogate, design, make and evaluate a range of products. These will allow children to develop key skills using a variety of different media. This is delivered through high quality teaching either by or in conjunction with a specialist Design Technology teacher.

Our curriculum is planned and sequenced so that Design Technology can be intertwined with other subjects, which gives the children a solid context for their learning.

We are committed to enabling all children to make excellent progress in their knowledge and skills in Design Technology. Our expectations for what should be achieved by the end of each year group are divided into four key areas:

  • Designing
  • Making
  • Evaluating
  • Food

We also believe that children should be provided with the opportunity to exceed these expectations and demonstrate ‘Mastery’ of these concepts where they are able. A clear definition for what mastery looks like in each year group has been developed.

To find the Year group expectations and vocabulary lists for each subject- click here.