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Design and Technology

In line with the National Curriculum, at Kew Riverside, our Design and Technology curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils have opportunities to;

  • Learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as part of a team
  • 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 evaluate, design and make high quality products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values
  • Select appropriate tools and techniques with increasing accuracy for making a product, whilst following safe procedures
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others, following the iterative process
  • Reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impact
  • Apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
  • Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.
  • apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art.
  • Capture personal interests through theme learning, ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning.


  • Using the school allotment to cook with seasonal produce
  • Trips to factories to see engineering in action
  • Opportunities to take part in Science and Engendering events within the borough
  • Links to secondary schools