Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Design Technology


The Design and Technology curriculum at Lady Joanna is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, engaging all aspects of our Head, Heart, Hand ethos and develops our children’s collaborative, curiosity, compassionate and resilience skills.

Our children design and make products using creativity and imagination that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.  Whilst designing products the children learn to consider the needs and wants of the end users, the environmental, cultural and ethical impact of the products they and other designer have created. The children acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art in their design process. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable members of the community. The children engage in the evaluation of past and present design and technology.  They develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life, the wider world and creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing. During our cooking and nutrition sequence of learning we instil a love of cooking in children which will open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. As part of their work with food, the children are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy.

DT Sequence of Learning