Design Technology


At Lothersdale Primary School, we provide children with the opportunities to apply their creativity and their imagination to design and create products.

At Lothersdale School, Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which is taught in carefully planned units of work through deliberate practice. This improves children’s fluency which in turn leads to mastery of Design and Technology and an alteration in LTM.

Children are provided with the knowledge needed to enable them to develop ideas from a plan, to make the product specified in such, and when complete, to evaluate the finished product.

We ensure that the design and technology curriculum builds on children’s knowledge of a range of materials they have worked with, learning how they can be manipulated to create useful products for a stated purpose

Children are given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovative practitioners.

We provide children with an understanding of the technologically developing world we live in.


Please see our rationale below, along with our progression 'ladder' document.