DT Curriculum



DT is a unique, active subject taught at Farnborough as children draw on a broad range of skills from other curriculum areas; especially maths, art, and science and apply their knowledge of these to design, create and assess a product

DT develops children to become creative and critical thinkers. All children develop a passion for DT because it embraces all children’s learning styles, hands on active learning, a can-do attitude, and a resilience in an open-ended environment. Children at Farnborough learn to face and overcome challenges through the DT process.

DT develops children’s discussion, thinking, problem-solving and questioning skills when determining the design, creation, and assessment of the product. For every child at Farnborough, we strive to inspire the children to be creative, make links with other areas of the curriculum, in real life as well as develop a love for design and making.                                                                       We encourage children to Dream Big to make a difference to the world.



To create an original product; we start from the design stage, move to producing a prototype and, using our new learning, create an original design for a client.

At Farnborough, our DT curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and we ensure progression throughout the school by following the Kapow scheme. Skills and knowledge develop through each of the DT key areas through each year group; Textiles, Cooking and Nutrition, Mechanisms, Structures, Mechanical Structures (KS2), Electrical systems(KS2) and the Digital world (KS2). Each DT key area (aside from Cooking and Nutrition) cover five key strands which run through each scheme of work. These are design, make, evaluate  and technical knowledge.




The measure of this is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age-related knowledge and skills linked to the Design and Technology curriculum, but also have experienced and enjoyed a DT rich primary education to foster creativity, a continued interest in design as they move to Key Stage 3 and an insight, and interest in design and technology in the real world.








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DT Whole School progression of skills

DT Whole School overview

DT visits visitors and experiences