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Branston Church of England Infant Academy

'The Best We Can Be'

Design and Technology

National Curriculum Objectives for Key Stage 1 Design & Technology

Design technology, or D.T., is the study, design, development, application and implementation of an idea to its end product.


Our intent, when teaching D.T, is to inspire children’s curiosity for how things work, can be built or solve a design problem. Within our termly topics we provide a range of opportunities for children to design, make and evaluate a product with a purposeful intent.  Through this practical hands on approach children will develop their creative, technical and practical expertise needed to construct an appealing and functional product. This will also include understanding and applying the principles of good hygiene and basic cookery skills.


The children will be given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.


Throughout their time at Branston Infants children will build upon their core technical knowledge, which they will use to good effect to design and make their builds. For example how to join a range of materials effectively and make a variety of functioning moving parts.

We investigated wheels and axles. Then made our own moving vehicles needed to travel across the sand to carry the pirates treasure.