St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School

Design and Technology

Here at St. Peter's CE Primary School, our Design & Technology (DT) curriculum aims to give children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.


We follow the Kapow DT scheme of work which aims to inspire pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideation, creation and evaluation. We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling and testing, as well as to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others. Through Kapow’s scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage our children to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have skills to contribute to future design advancements.


By using Kapow,, we are enabling our children to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the national curriculum. Please see the links below if you'd like to view these. 


Fundamental Concepts

The national curriculum organises the design and technology aims into three stages: design, make and evaluate, into five key strands in the Kapow scheme of work. These are:

  • Design
  • Make
  • Evaluate
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Cooking and Nutrition


Kapow’s design and technology scheme has been designed as a spiral curriculum, which means the key aims and principles of the curriculum are revisited each year. The key principles we will be following with the Kapow scheme are:

  • Cyclical: Pupils return to the key strands again and again during their time in primary school.
  • Increasing depth: Each time the key strand is revisited, it is covered with greater complexity.
  • Prior knowledge: Upon returning to each key strand, prior knowledge is utilised so pupils can build upon previous foundations, rather than starting again.


Other Curriculum Links

Where possible, our DT curriculum makes links to other subjects without losing sight of learning key skills and knowledge. In the Kapow scheme, the planning for each unit shows our teaching staff how links to other subject national curriculum objectives can be made. The skills our pupils learn through the design, make and evaluate process can also be applied to other areas of learning.

Design and Technology Curriculum Overview

National Curriculum

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