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Design & Technology


Design and Technology at St Luke’s Primary School

Design and technology (DT) is an exciting, creative and motivating subject. It provides many opportunities to create real products for a real reason. Children have to plan their ideas considering the user and the purpose of the product they are making. They get to then make their idea into something they can see, touch, hear and even taste. This, in turn, enables them to evaluate whether they have achieved what they set out to do.

At St Luke’s Primary School, children participate in at least 3 Design and Technology projects over the course of a year. These projects enhance children’s designing and making skills.

Each project follows the same process:

1. Investigate and evaluate existing products.

2. Focused practical tasks to develop knowledge and skills.

3. Design and make for a purpose.

4. Evaluate – How did I do?


Look out on the class pages for photographs of our products!

Over the course of KS1 and KS2 the children will investigate projects related to

  • Materials.
  • Structures.
  • Electrical control.
  • Food technology.


Through each project, the children will recognise the importance of design quality, the role design and technology makes in our everyday lives and also Health and Safety.

DT also provides many cross curricular links with subjects such as Science, Literacy, Mathematics, ICT and Art.