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At Ludworth, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  

Our approach to Design and Technology aims to inspire pupils to take risks and have an appreciation for the product design cycle through investigation, ideation, creation, and evaluation. 


We value Design and Technology not only as a way for children to express their creativity, collaborative and problem-solving skills, but also as an opportunity to apply other curriculum skills, such as Maths, Computing and Science, in a practical situation.  


We aim to build an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.


Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and become the very best version of themselves.  We teach the National Curriculum, supported by clear skills and knowledge progression.  This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.  With this in mind, we ensure that children experience the following strands of DT in KS1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2:


  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Textiles
  • Structures
  • Mechanisms
  • Electrical systems (KS2 only)
  • Computing systems (KS2 only)