Design & Technology

Every Child Matters in Design & Technology at Edwinstree School

Overview of KS2 and KS3

Design And Technology

Subject Leader:

Mrs S Williams

Food Technology Lead Teacher:

Mrs E Forster

Resistant Materials Lead Teacher:


KS2 Technology Teachers:

Mrs J Chipperfield

KS2/3 Technology Teacher:


KS2 & KS3 Technician:



Design Technology Overview of KS2 and KS3

Vision Statement: 

  • Learn to think and intervene creatively to improve the quality of life.
  • The subject calls for pupils to be autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. (KS3 National Strategy)    

Curriculum Aims:

  • Learning and undertaking activities in Design and Technology contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:    
  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.   
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

(QCA Design and Technology KS3 Programme of Study)

Class Organisation:

  • All pupils taught in half-class mixed ability groups.
  • Support for inclusion as appropriate.
  • Pupils rotate through the year to cover all areas of Design and Technology Curriculum.

KS2 - Year 5 Introduction to Technology

KS2 - Year 6 Basic Food and Technology skills

KS3 - Year 7 and 8 Resistance materials

KS3 - Year 7 Food materials

KS3 - Year 8 Food materials