New Oscott Primary School

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Design Technology

At New Oscott, we believe that every child is a designer and we encourage our children to demonstrate their own creativity. We provide exciting and stimulating differentiated lessons that are inclusive and actively teach knowledge, skills and discovery through theoretical and practical elements.

Our learning is structured and supported by the Design Technology National Curriculum Programme of Study, is progressive and supports the learning of other subjects and areas of learning in each Year Group. We use quality resources that inspire creativity through a range of different media to develop resilient learners that reflect on their work to enable progression. This expands the children’s understanding of the world that they live in and gives them the tools to be able to think as artists, developing their Design Technology Capital and understanding of how Design Technology is used and can influence us in everyday life; developing transferable life skills.

Design Technology in Early Years Foundation Stage is taught through the EYFS Framework’s Expressive Arts and Design Early Learning Goals.

Find out more about our Intent, Implementation and Impact for our Design Technology Curriculum in our Curriculum Expectations.

Curriculum Expectations 2022 Design Technology

Each Year group (from Year 1) has a knowledge organiser that looks at the development of key knowledge and skills, linked vocabulary, questions and prior and future learning links.

Year 1 - Design Technology Knowledge organiser 

Year 2 - Design Technology Knowledge organiser

Year 3 - Design Technology Knowledge organiser

Year 4 - Design Technology Knowledge organiser

Year 5 - Design Technology Knowledge organiser

Year 6 - Design Technology Knowledge organiser

At New Oscott we understand the importance of reading and love to promote reading in our foundation subjects. Have a look at our Art and Design reading spine, which gives suggestions of age appropriate books for Art and Design.

Design Technology Book list for all Year groups


We are all very proud of our children’s work, have a look at some of the work that has been produced through all Year Groups at New Oscott.

Please click on the Design Technology photographs below to enlarge: