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NURSTEED Community Primary School

‘Through kindness, teamwork and determination we thrive.’

Design and Technology

Design Technology is led by Miss Collings

At Nursteed Primary School we aim for Design and Technology to stimulate creativity and imagination and prepare children to take part in the development of Modern Britain.


Our Nursteed Design Technology Aims:


  • Design and technology is a practical subject.
  • We aim to prepare pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies.
  • To provide opportunities for all the children to design and make quality products.
  • To provide children with the opportunity to explore food and cooking techniques along with healthy eating and environmental issues within food production.
  • To develop design and making skills, knowledge and understanding to the best of each child’s ability; using and selecting a range of tool, materials and components.
  • To become creative problem solvers as individuals and members of a team.
  • To develop an ability to criticise constructively and evaluate their own products and those of others.
  • To feel confident and comfortable enough to make mistakes whilst understanding how we will learn from these.
  • To reflect on and evaluate such techniques, its uses and effects.
  • To prepare the children for living in a multi-cultural society by teaching consideration for other culture which will be both important and beneficial.



At Nursteed we teach our DT through our wide and varied topics ensuring the children have meaningful learning opportunities. To achieve our aims we ensure that the planned activities our children undertake are challenging, motivating, relevant and enjoyable.  We give children confidence in their work by providing continual support and encouragement.

SMSC in Design Technology



DT supports spiritual development by allowing pupils the opportunity to exercise imagination, inspiration, intuition and insight through creativity and risk taking in analysing, designing and manufacturing a range of products. It instils a sense of awe, wonder and mystery when studying the natural world or human achievement. Encouraging creativity allows pupils to express innermost thoughts and feelings and to reflect and learn from reflection, for example, asking ‘why?’, ‘how?’ and ‘where?’.



DT supports moral development by raising awareness of the moral dilemmas by encouraging pupils to value the environment and its natural resources and to consider the environmental impact of everyday products. It educates pupils to become responsible consumers.



DT supports social development by providing opportunities to work as a team, recognising others’ strengths and sharing equipment. Design Technology promotes equality of opportunity and provides an awareness of areas that have gender issues e.g. encouraging girls to use equipment that has been traditionally male dominated.



DT supports cultural development by encouraging children to reflect on ingenious products and inventions, the diversity of materials and ways in which design technology can improve the quality of life. It investigates how different cultures have contributed to technology and reflects on products and inventions, the diversity of materials and ways in which design can improve the quality of our lives.