Our Approach

Design & Technology provides pupils with many opportunities and transferable skills that they can apply in a ever-changing technological world. Pupils are encouraged to learn for themselves and so becoming confident and self-motivated individuals who can work both independently and as part of a team.

At Inglehurst, our specially designed Pathways offer unique learning experiences where pupils develop technical and practical competencies, enabling them to become problem solvers who are not afraid of making mistakes. We believe that pupils learn best by ‘doing’ in a safe and positive environment and allowing them to experience taking risks. Through imaginative teaching and embracing new technologies, we deliver an innovative curriculum that challenges each individual and encourages exploratory learning. The Pathways were designed so that each pupil is given the opportunity to practice the skills and further develop these each year as they progress through the school. 

Aims and Objectives

School Staff:

  • To become confident in their skills and knowledge across the Pathways

  • To use appropriate Design & Technology resources effectively

  • To promote a confident, positive attitude towards the learning, making it an enjoyable and memorable teaching and learning experience


  • To understand the skills and knowledge needed to engage in the process of designing and making

  • To apply the fundamental skills in the designing, making and evaluating of a product

  • To analyse problems and evaluate designs and know how to improve their own work

  • To apply the same skills in varying contexts


What is Design & Technology like at Inglehurst?

Design & Technology is taught during the Summer term in all year groups. However, years 3 & 4 have mini projects in Autumn 2, whilst year 5 learn about cooking and nutrition. During the Spring term, year 3 & 4 will partake in cooking and nutrition and year 5 will complete a mini project. Year 6 complete all of their Design & Technology content during the Summer term.

Design & Technology Focus of Study:
Year 3 – Washed out with water
Year 4 – Fast and Furious
Year 5 – Marbelicious
Year 6 – The Great Escape

For additional information please view the documents below or contact Miss Stone (Subject Lead).

Additional Documents