St Luke's C of E Primary School

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"For each one of us to shine with God’s light
believing we can make a difference in His world." Matthew 5:16

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At All Saints Carshalton, children receive a design and technology curriculum that provides them with opportunities to explore their independence and creativity through designing and making projects. Children will acquire a broad range of knowledge of materials, components, controls, structures as well as knowing which tools, equipment, and materials to use to complete their products. In addition, they will be given opportunities to draw upon learning from other areas of the curriculum such as: maths, science, and art. Through design technology, pupils learn to take risks and become resourceful, resilient, and innovative.


The teaching and implementation of Design and Technology at All Saints Carshalton is based on the National Curriculum and supported by the Design and Technology Association’s (DATA) Projects on a Page (POAP) planning which ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Every DT project follows the design, make and evaluate cycle. Design and Technology is taught over 3 half terms each year with the focus areas: food, textiles, structures, mechanisms, and electrical systems (KS2).


Our DT curriculum focuses on progression of knowledge and skills and discreet vocabulary progression forms part of all units of work. By the time children leave All Saints Carshalton, at the end of Year 6, they will be able to:

  • Work constructively and productively with others as responsible designers and makers.
  • Carry out research, show initiative and ask questions to develop knowledge of users’ needs.
  • Manage risks well to manufacture products for an intended purpose and user.
  • Have a good understanding of which tools, equipment, and materials to use to make their products ethically, safely, and hygienically.
  • Be independent, confident, and creative thinkers.