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Deeping St James C.P. School

Inspire to learn, achieve together

Design & Technology

At Deeping St James Community Primary School, our ambition for the Design and Technology curriculum is to deliver a high quality education that provides the children with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a love of all areas of the Design and Technology curriculum.

Our hope is that our Design and Technology curriculum enables children to leave DSJ with the necessary skills to become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens of the future who are able to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

Our intent is to ensure that during their time here, children will learn the necessary skills to be able to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems relating to a variety of contexts within their school learning but also that will have an impact on their knowledge and understanding of the wider world. 

We will provide an environment and curriculum that enables them to apply their skills in maths, science, computing and art to give their work purpose and enable them to work in a cross-curricular way.  We have a belief system at our school in taking risks and encourage children to do this in all areas of their work, particularly Design and Technology, in order to learn that taking risks is positive and that we learn from our mistakes. 

We hope that through high quality teaching and experiences, our children will be empowered to produce work that is creative, imaginative and most of all, that they are proud of.  We want children of all academic abilities to be able to work on a practical level and develop problem-solving skills that they will be able to draw upon throughout their school life and beyond.

Pupil Voice 2023

'The DT lessons are fun because it isn’t just colouring in and making things that are really hard to make.'


'We get to handle equipment that we wouldn’t normally use at home. It makes the lessons more fun!'


'I think DT is important as you may need the skills in the future, It helps you develop your skills for the future. '