Design and Technology

Our DT curriculum gives children the practical skills, knowledge, creativity and understanding they need to design, make and evaluate products which solve real and relevant problems.

Starting in the Early Years, our curriculum gives rich opportunities to explore with materials, tools, construction and modelling. We use the Kapow curriculum to ensure progression in the key DT skills of planning, making and refining a product or process. Pupils use their imagination and problem solving skills to solve practical problems in different contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Children learn to work co-operatively in a team and become innovators and risk-takers.

We draw on Manchester’s rich engineering, technology and design heritage to enhance children’s understanding of past and present design and technology.