Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Design Technology

At Bishop Ian Ramsey we have designed a structure and sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have covered the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intent is to ensure all pupils use creativity and imagination in their DT work and that they are able to design, make and evaluate products that solve problems in a variety of meaningful contexts. Children have the opportunity to develop the creative, practical and technical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently. Children will build their knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design products for a wide range of uses; in textiles, in food and nutrition and in construction. We have ensured a focus on these three core areas of DT and that they run through our units of work. We have built into every unit of work an evaluation lesson, where the children can critique and evaluate their ideas, designs and products. A high quality design and technology curriculum makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the country, and we believe strongly that by providing our children with this curriculum, they will be upholding our Christian vision to ‘shine as a light in the world’ (Philippians 2: 14-15).

Please see below the image for important documents linked to our DT curricululm.


Design Technology Vision Statement

Design Technology Overview 2022-23

Design Technology Progression of Skills

Design Technology National Curriculum

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.