Whole School Curriculum


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Our Design and Technology Curriculum Overview

Our aim is that all children:

  • draw upon their innate creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts;
  • consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values in terms of design and manufacture;
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users;
  • acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art;
  • develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world;
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

At Warren Road, we recognise how important design and technology (DT) is in helping children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.  We want children to understand how it makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our nation.

We provide an excellent, high-quality design education that explores skills in research, design, making, evaluating, and developing technical knowledge and skills. In addition, cooking and nutrition (food technology) sit central to the curriculum.  Our lessons aim to be inspiring, rigorous and practical, with children getting real, hands-on experience in areas such as woodwork and cutting tools, or 3D design in a variety of materials. We also have teams competing in external DT competitions with Lego, Knex and Kit cars.