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Design and Technology

Design and Technology Intent

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we recognise that learning practically can enhance children’s understanding, knowledge and skills. Design and Technology is taught using a cross-curricular approach, for example, designing, making and testing bottle rockets in Science, hats in Art and instruments in Music. An important focus is on the progression of skills, motivating learners to build on existing knowledge.

In the Early Years, children are immersed into learning experiences including, constructing, using a range of tools, exploration and discussion. Design and Technology is incorporated through play for children to explore and also during more structured short group activities.

As they progress into Key Stage One, children begin to design, make and evaluate (plan, do, review) during practical activities. Pupils work in a range of contexts, including school, playgrounds, nature garden and the local community.

In Key Stage Two, plan, do, review is a system embedded into children’s learning and creativity. Skills are developed by using research and taking part in greater discussion to support the design process. Pupils are excited to use a wider range of tools and equipment to make their projects and once complete, consider the views of others when making improvements.

Cooking and nutrition takes place across each phase, teaching children life skills, where food comes from and how it grows, the principles of a healthy and varied diet and how to prepare dishes using a range techniques.

Long Term Plan

Our Mission and Values

“Through the love of Jesus we can navigate life’s journey”“Living out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork”






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

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Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.