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Design and Technology

Design Technology at Nash Mills!


All of our learners will have:

  • The opportunity to develop excellent skills across a range of areas and using a wide variety of resources and media.
  • The ability to evaluate their own work and that made by others.
  • A practical approach to design, through a clear process of planning and evaluating.  They will be able to discuss ideas and challenge others.
  • Spirituality.  A clear sense of how art and other media makes them feel and how these things can affect others.
  • The opportunity to record from first-hand experiences and imagination.
  • A critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures. 
  • Knowledge about great craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of art forms.


Each class will have the opportunity to develop their skills through a number of areas of learning:

  • Technical knowledge
  • Practical knowledge
  • Design inspiration
  • Design process


Our curriculum builds on progression and variety of skills throughout each year group, with a clear focus on progression as pupils move through the school.  D&T will be taught in a block, with pupils carrying out longer projects at specific times throughout the year, rather than having weekly lessons.  Where possible, there may be links made to learning in geography, history and science.

  • Each project will have a plan, make and evaluate method.
  • The skills required to be taught within the unit allow the children to practice before they complete a final product.
  • Pupils will then learn to carefully evaluate their own finished products - using our focus on communication to learn to give useful feedback and to be able to accept feedback.

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