Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

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St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Design and Technology

Design and Technology

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


At St. Margaret Mary’s our intent is that children will build upon their practical capability in designing and making. They will be encouraged to stimulate originality and enterprise; develop skills using a range of materials and techniques and develop an understanding of the needs of design in order to evaluate their own and others work. They will investigate and question designs and contrast own ideas. They will develop vocabulary skills through using appropriate technical language to describe processes


At St. Margaret Mary’s, Design and Technology is delivered through an engaging creative curriculum approach of Topic based learning. As a school we follow the ‘Plan Bee’ scheme of work which provides a variety of units to ensure coverage of all elements of the Design Technology Curriculum. Throughout the units children will work with a number of materials, including plastic, metal, card, wood and food. They will learn how to use tools correctly and safely. They will be taught the process of designing, making and evaluating their work.


Children at the end of KS1 will be ready for the next stage in their education. They will be excited and engaged 'designers'.