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Design and Technology

At Silvertrees Academy we try to ensure that Design Technology (DT) is a creative and practical subject that helps to develop life-long skills. We aim to equip children with the skills to design, create and evaluate a range of products and projects for different audiences. From designing and making moving picture cards to preparing and cooking food, children learn to apply many skills. We aim to teach our children a wide range of life skills, alongside the practical and evaluative skills, including collaborative working, problem solving and innovation. Children develop the vocabulary of practical skills and also the language of evaluation and improvement. By learning to design and create and evaluate, our children become confident to apply their skills in the real world.

At Silvertrees we take a head, hand heart approach in all subjects to develop the children's  knowledge, skills and positive attitudes. These are the head, hand, heart aims we want all children to achieve in design and technology by the end of Year 2...


To achieve the curriculum aims in design and technology, long term plans sequentially map learning using the DT Association plans and guidance ...



Design and Technology Curriculum Statement