Design Technology at Chad Vale

Design and technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making working products and systems.


Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present designs and technologies and its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.

Every class completes 3 design technology projects a year (one of which is Food Technology), building on prior learning and developing their research, design and making skills. 

Subject Ambassadors


We are the Design Technology Subject Ambassadors and we applied for this job so that we could share our ideas about making design technology lessons even more interesting and exciting! 

"I applied to be a DT ambassador because I like crafting and making things at home. So far this year we have created a Christmas Scene made out of cardboard and then we created an electrical circuit to light up the scene! We practiced making circuits, created 3 designs for our finished product, learned how to make the lights work, then we built and tested our final product."

Urwa (Year 5) 

"Being a DT ambassador is great fun because you get to re-live some of the things that you have done before. We go and help the younger children when they are doing their DT projects in class. This year I have helped with the Y2 sewing project when they were making Christmas decorations out of felt. I helped with the sewing of the hanging ribbons and buttons. The younger children needed lots of help threading the needles!" 

Isha (Year 4)



Check out some of our Design Technology Learning...


Topic Overview- download available from link on right

Design Technology