Design & Technology


At Newburgh Primary School we intend that children should master Design and Technology to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Design and Technology and make use of design and technology effectively in their everyday lives.

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.  Our children will be taught Design and Technology in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning.  Using creativity, imagination and problem solving skills, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.


We follow a broad and balanced Design and Technology curriculum using planning and resources from the Design and Technology Association’s Programs on a Page scheme of work that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. This ensures and progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Design and Technology curriculum.

All classes will have a unit of D&T scheduled over each full term and, where possible, will be taught Design and Technology alongside other curriculum subjects.

Children’s work and pictures of their work will be stored in the reverse of the Science books for reference and assessment. We want to ensure that Design and Technology is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using design and technology are always taken.

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programmes of study, taken from the National Curriculum.


Our children enjoy and value Design and Technology and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Design and Technology in the context of their personal wellbeing and the creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities.