Design and Technology

We follow the CUSP Design and Technology Curriculum.  The DT curriculum is built around the principles of evidence-led practice.  This is to ensure that pupils are equipped to successfully think, work and communicate like a designer. 

The CUSP Design and Technology curriculum is organised into blocks with each block covering a particular set of disciplines, including food and nutrition, mechanisms, structures, systems, electrical systems, understanding materials and textiles.  Vertical progression in each discipline has been deliberately woven into the fabric of the curriculum so that pupils revisit key disciplines throughout they Primary journey at increasing degrees of challenge and complexity.

In addition to the core knowledge required to be successful within each discipline, the curriculum outlines key aspects of development in the Working as Designer section.  Each module focuses on promoting different aspects of these competencies.