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Design Technology

In previous years at St. Thomas’ we have organised very successful and enjoyable Design Technology Days. Each term every class covered a different aspect of the DT curriculum. The focus of Design Technology is more on the design process than the finished product. Therefore we put great emphasis on the children experiencing all areas of the design process in one day.


We have used the model- the TASC WHEEL-


  • Gather/organise
  • Identify
  • Generate
  • Decide
  • Implement
  • Evaluate
  • Communicate
  • Learn from experience



We cover six key areas over the year-


1. Food

2. Textiles

3. Existing products and designs

4. Key events and individuals

5. Sheet materials

6. Construction


Towards the end of the school day a few members of each Year group represented their class in the hall. This was an opportunity for parents to explore what each year group had been doing. The class representatives were on hand to answer questions and parents were able to see previous terms work by looking through our class ‘DT BIG BOOKS.’  


Each class recorded their design process in a class 'Big Book.'


We are currently reviewing the teaching and learning of Design Technology in line with our new curriculum.