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Design and Technology

At Rakegate Primary School children receive an ambitious design and technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through design and making new and exciting products. It supports the children to be innovative and successful in the world we live in today. The design and technology curriculum at Rakegate enables children to become product- makers that solve real life and relevant problems considering their own needs and the needs of others. Children will build on a range of skills including science, computing, food technology art and mathematics. We believe our curriculum prepares children for their future. It teaches them to be inquisitive, resourceful and provides them with enthusiasm and passion needed to succeed. We want our children to believe they can be anything they want to be and who knows we may have some world-famous inventors within our school community!


D&T Vision
  • D&T will be taught as part of termly topics using ‘Kapow’ schemes of work. It will be often taught as ‘standalone’ projects and occasionally will be tailored to compliment current topics being taught.

  • D&T will we taught in a block over the course of a week per term.

  • D&T will be taught through a variety of exciting, creative and practical activities to promote a love of learning.

  • The children will be taught to work safely, independently and as team, confidently and they will aspire to achieve their best.

  • The children of Rakegate will learn to be creative, innovative, and resourceful, preparing them for an exciting future beyond primary school!


National Curriculum

The national curriculum states that “Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous, and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.”


It states that the curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical, and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently

  • 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

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