DT Intent, Implementation and Impact


  • Provide opportunities for our children to be creative and innovative; to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems.
  • Provide opportunities for children to excel in DT
  • Reflect upon, critique and evaluate past, present and own design technology, its uses and its effectiveness to broaden and deepen knowledge.
  • Refine skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to take risks and become innovators.
  • Link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.


  • Our D&T curriculum has a clear progression of skills.
  • Our CRAVE ‘topic’ curriculum ensures a full half term of dedicated D & T coverage.
  • Lessons are planned with challenges for children of all abilities  so that they can make progress and excel.
  • Well planned project ideas reflect originality in thinking and promote design making decisions that make links with the world around them.
  • All D & T projects build towards a whole school showcase where children’s work is celebrated.


  • Children confidently develop their design, make, evaluate and technical skills to at least meet National Standards
  • Children see D & T as a purposeful subject that inspires future study and links across other domains.
  • Children are engaged and inspired by the D & T curriculum.
  • Through discussion and feedback, children will evaluate what they have produced and the journey they made to design and make it.

DT Topic Overview

At Bramley Vale, we follow a two yearly plan  to ensure the curriculum is fully covered.  The outline plan for both Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 is listed below. Each half term, we try to have a school trip or experience linked to our topic for wider learning experiences. If you have any questions about this, please contact the school.

DT Cycles

DT Policy, Progression, Skills and Knowledge