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Design & Technology

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Design and Technology (DT) Curriculum Statement

September 2023 - 2024


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. At Mount Carmel we offer children  the chance to use creative thinking and design within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. As soon as children enter our Early Years they will receive a design and technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. This involves using a variety of creative and practical activities. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. They work in a range of contexts through our topic based approach which allows for cross curricular links to be made. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. The children design and create products that consider function and purpose and which are relevant to a range of sectors (for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment).

Children will build and apply a range 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. Also learn how food is reared.
Each Design and Technology project should include elements of:
Technical Knowledge


Through the study of DT pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. They are taught how to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. In all areas of design the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product. Every child will have the opportunity to learn and extend their understanding, experience and application in the use of technology. SEND pupils who require extra support to develop their design and technology understanding focus on securing the most generative knowledge. In order to develop more able pupils, they are provided opportunities to communicate their findings in different formats and apply their knowledge and skills in a wider context.


Children will begin to develop a critical understanding of DT, its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. Children will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

Design & Technology lead Mrs L Birnie

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Junior Dept: 0161 740 4696

Infant Dept: 0161 205 7131

Junior Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Wilson Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BG

Tel: Cheryl Holland: 0161 740 4696

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Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Hunt Street, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BL

Tel: Cheryl Clancy: 0161 205 7131