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At St Mary’s Catholic Academy we believe Design & Technology prepares children as ‘creative problem solvers’ who can take part in the development of their rapidly changing world. The children will develop their knowledge of design, research and develop their ideas, be visionary and inspiring, use tools, utensils and processes and evaluate the suitability and productivity of their designs.


The curriculum overview outlines progression between classes. This shows the progression of skills for the relevant subject areas: Food, structures, textiles, electrical systems and mechanical systems. Please check out our overview below.

We aim to motivate and inspire children through a curriculum that engages and challenges all learners, by encouraging them to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens, who are prepared to take risks. We plan for children to acquire a broad range of subject knowledge, through cross-curricular opportunities e.g. mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge and develop transferable skills.