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Design Technology

At Roe Lee Primary school we believe that Design and Technology is essential to prepare the pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. Teachers encourage children to develop their investigating, designing, making and evaluating skills by thinking and intervening creatively.


Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, 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. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Regardless of gender, ethnic origin or ability, we specifically aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


In Design and Technology, children acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of:

  • materials and components;

  • mechanisms and control systems;

  • structures;

  • food and horticulture;

  • existing products;

  • quality;

  • health and safety.

DT at Roe Lee