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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

DT - Design & Technology


D&T At St Maria Goretti

At St Maria Goretti we aim for our learners in D&T is to be able become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers with the ability to work as individuals or as part of a team. Throughout the curriculum pupils will progressively learn skills to design, make, refine and evaluate purposeful products for a specific user. During D&T lessons pupils learn about principles of nutrition and how to cook and prepare food safely. Pupils will also look into seasonality of ingredients and how they are grown, caught or reared. The pupils should become confident in choosing and using a range of tools for specific tasks. Pupils will develop problem solving skills and resilience in order to improve their work and refine their product.  The use of technology in the designing and making processes is also developed throughout the curriculum. The aim is for pupils to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise need to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world where STEM skills are important.

 STEM Club:

 Y3 and 4 STEM club are joining a competition against the other schools in the Ogden Trust Partnership to make a marble run that lasts the longest time.

 Careers Links:

Through our links with local and national businesses, we are able to provide our pupils with a range of opportunities to engage with industry professionals throughout our careers curriculum. This includes visits such as: TTPumps, KMF, JCB, Catering etc.

D&T can lead to a wide range of STEMcareers. Such as:

  • Teacher
  • Acoustic consultant (manages noise and sound)
  • Builder
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Transport Mechanic
  • Space Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Oil and Gas Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Computer Engineer


Parental Engagement:

Watch Me Learn sessions provide opportunities for parents to become involved in their child’s learning. This may be through a cross-curricular approach where parents are able to observe the ways in which pupils utilise Design and Technology skills in other areas of the curriculum, discrete lessons or careers sessions which makes links to STEM skills used in a wide range of jobs. 

Here are some examples of parent engagement and home learning:

During our STEM and Careers events, there are also often opportunities for parents to join in with our learning and even volunteer to share their careers to inspire our children as the workforce of the future!


Parental Support:

Please find below a range of D and T resources that will allow your child to continue their learning at home.

Children’s Activity Corner

All Pupils







National Curriculum Milestones Year 1 and 2

National Curriculum Milestones Year 3 and 4

National Curriculum Milestones Year 5 and 6

D&T Policy

Curriculum Map