Shaw Hill

Design & Technology

At Shaw Hill the Design and Technology curriculum encourages children to be creative and imaginative. Children investigate inspiring individuals or key events in history and use these to guide them when designing and creating products that solve real and relavant problems with in a variety of contexts. The children acquire a broad range of knowledge and are able to make cross curricular links to mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Through the evaluation of past, present and own designs and technology, they develop critical thinking and understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


The national curriculum for design and technology at Shaw Hill aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • 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.