Design & Technology at Maple Court Academy

Subject Leader: Miss Marshall
Action Leader: Miss Marshall


At Maple Court, children receive a Design and Technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making.  The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school.  Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product. This is a key skill which they need throughout their life.  D&T allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. Children’s interests are captured through theme learning, ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning.  Children will also have the opportunity to learn basic cooking skills.  


The beginnings of our Design Technology curriculum can be seen through the continuous provision opportunities provided in the EYFS where children create and construct using a variety of tools, materials and joining methods.  From making models to honing fine and gross motor skills to making sandwiches, children in our EYFS use their DT skills to make sense of the world around them. 

Pupil voice

‘We made a stew with carrots. We used a slow cooker and we had to peel the potatoes. The skins were really hard.’ – Year 3

‘We design something, for someone, for some purpose.’ – Year 4

‘We made a model structure out of marshmallows and spaghetti. Then, we made a life-sized one using art straws and tape. We strengthened our structure by adding more straws and joining them in different places.’ – Year 5

Design & Technology Curriculum Documents

Useful Links:

BBC Bitesize – Art & Design


National Gallery of Art

National Geographic Kids

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