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Design and Technology

Curriculum Intent


At Ingram Road Primary School, we believe Design and Technology should provide children with a real life context for learning. Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject which allows children to explore the world around them. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, to allow children to develop links to other subject areas such as; mathematics, science, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, the uses of this, its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.  

Intent, Implement, Impact



This is the vocabulary we are learning to use in Autumn Term. 


Nutrients - All the things in food that the body needs to remain healthy. 

Sensory Evaluation - Subjective testing of foods where senses are used to evaluate qualities such as appearance, small, taste and texture. 

Structure - refers to the relations of parts. 

3D - three-dimensional as in model. 

Material - what things are made from. 

Shell-structure - A shell is a type of structural element which is categorized by its geometry, being a 3D solid whose thickness is very small. 

Framework - used to explain information and ideas. 

Mock up - quick 3D modelling using easy to work cheaper materials and temporary joints. Useful for checking proportions and scale. 

Seam allowance - extra fabric allowed for joining together. 

Specification - describes what a product has to do.

Working drawing - detailed drawing containing all the information needed to make a product but one that is updated as changes are made. 

What we have been learning this term:


(in progress)

Useful Websites you might like to take a look at! 

On this website you are able to take a look at different designers and see what they designed.

This is a good website which looks at healthy eating and making good choices when you are cooking. There are also some lovely recipes you might like to make at home! At the top of the page, you can select your age group to learn lots about being healthy.