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Design Technology

Our vision for Design Technology at William Lilley:


Our children develop their DT skills through a broad range of practical experiences.  Children are encouraged to solve relevant problems through innovative design and risk taking.  They use an iterative design process through critical evaluation and exploration of products and processes.




Whole school Design Technology project

Topics incorporating DT knowledge and skills

Challenges are utilised as a strategy to support children’s problem solving and application of DT skills.

Progressive child initiated learning opportunities in EYFS and the nest in KS1, building on developmental skills eg creative areas, workshops and construction

The process of design is recorded progressively throughout the school, from discussions to written and illustrated plans.

Baking is utilised throughout the school, through Friday enrichment clubs and topic based sessions.

After school club to provide further enhance and promote DT

Enhancements through visits, trips and visitors to the school eg, Newstead Abbey

Family fun – engaging parents in their child’s learning through joint DT projects

Homework DT based tasks and related celebration assemblies for completed tasks

Skills based curriculum focusing upon;

designing, making and evaluating, textiles, mechanisms, materials, construction, cooking and nutrition






Design Technology intent, implementation, progression and assessment