St Columba's RC Primary School

We are Companions on a Journey

Ripley Street, Bolton, Lancashire BL2 3AR

0120 4333421

Design and Technology

Design and Technology at St Columba’s

Design and Technology brings learning to life at St Columba’s. We strive to teach design and technology that will excite, enthuse and grow our children creatively with passion .

They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on skills from other subjects such as mathematics, science and computing. Through their evaluation of their own and others design, the children develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.



The children will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

They will build and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to design and make high-quality prototypes and products.

The children will evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

Understand and apply what they know about nutrition and learn how to cook.


How is it taught

Children are taught Design and Technology through a variety of exciting topics. A variety of teaching strategies such as whole class, small group and partner work are used throughout the school to ensure that all children are integrated into classroom activities. We strive to provide opportunities for children to flourish. The children are encouraged to evaluate their own ideas and methods, as well as evaluate the work of others.

Subject Overview 

Topics that the children study each term

Skills progression

There is an expected progression in skills for Design and Technology, from Year 1 to Year 6. This is based on the expectations of the national curriculum.