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Design & Technology

Design and Technology Curriculum Statement


At Harefield Primary School, we deliver the Design and Technology (D & T) curriculum, following the National Curriculum.


Our design and technology curriculum’s intention is to allow pupils to work independently or as part of a group to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers.


We tailor and put greater emphasis on specific themes, in response to our pupils needs For example:


  • More focus on cookery and nutrition as the children in Harefield Primary School lack some of the necessary life skills for later in life. We therefore immerse them in developing their cookery skills and knowledge of food types.
  • As attendance remains an issue at Harefield Primary School, we have ensured that our approach allows pupils to revisit previously taught sessions and overlearn subject specific vocabulary.


Our whole curriculum is comprehensibly planned and clearly sequenced and D & T follows this consistent design, effectively adapting and developing to meet the needs of ALL pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities and those that are disadvantaged.


Our D&T curriculum is taught by the class teacher, who will first revisit prior learning. We return to previous learning, in order for pupils to retrieve knowledge from their long-term memory and build on this, with the introduction of new knowledge. This is through an approach of clear modelling and scaffolding of new concepts. The pupils will then practise applying this knowledge in a group or individual task and have opportunities to deepen their understanding with reasoning and explanation.


We use key CONCEPTS that are thread through our D & T curriculum, from Yr R to Yr 6, in order to build on prior learning and support pupils making strong links in their knowledge, from previous learning.

Partnership Information

Harefield Primary School is proud to be
a part of the Edwin Jones Partnership

Edwin Jones Partnership

Hamwic Education Trust
Hamwic Teaching Schools Alliance