Our intent: At The Staffordshire Schools Multi Academy Trust Design and Technology hopes to provide children with ample amounts of opportunities to express their imagination and creativeness. The processes within design and technology can take many forms, from activities which are spontaneous, intuitive and imaginative, to those which are planned, sequential and highly considered. From National Curriculum requirements it is possible to develop a structured framework with a wide variety of opportunities for children to make independent decisions and choices, building in opportunities for assessment, which will influence planning.

Within any school in the Multi Academy Trust, children will have the chance to develop particular creative and technical skills so that ideas they have can be realised and artefacts and products can be produced.

The children will also acquire skills to;

  • articulate and communicate ideas, opinions and also feelings about their own work and the work of other children in a constructive way.
  • know and understand the work and contribution made by other craft workers and designers.
  • respond to that work thoughtfully, critically and imaginatively to broaden their own personal subject knowledge.
  • produce work, products and models both independently, in pairs or within a group.

Planning is the responsibility of the class teacher with help from the Design and Technology Coordinator. The Early Learning Goals will inform planning for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum programs of study in all other year groups.

Planning is used to set clear, achievable goals, ensure that work is matched to pupils' abilities, experience and interests. It also ensures that there is continuity within each year group, progression and adequate subject coverage throughout the school. It provides criteria for assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning and finally, real experiences through which pupils can learn.

Art and DT-2 year rolling programme

Design and Technology Year 1 and 2 Year 3 and 4 Year 5 and 6
Year B

Cooking - balanced eating

2d modelling - cutting and joining

Designers and horticulture

Designers and Horticulture

Electronics and Mechanics

ICT in design-apprentice

Materials and Textiles-Knitting

Designers and 3d modelling

ICT in design -websites

Year A


Textiles and sewing –material

3d modelling

Materials and textiles embroidery

Local industry – Key events

Healthy cooking

Mechanics and Electronics

Local Industry – key events

Horticulture and cooking

Because of our DT curriculum, Richard Crosse children are: 


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