Our Design and technology curriculum aims to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploration of the designed and made world in which we all live and work. Please click here to see our Design and Technology intent.

What makes a good Designer at Oxhey.

Oxhey D&T Policy 2023

Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of Design and Technology lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.

D&T - Unit Pathway


Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our Design and Technology lessons in order for them to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen and secure key concepts.

D&T - Lesson Pathway

                                  Example Design and Technology lesson

Our Progressive Design and Technology Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to Design and Technology we have created a whole school  progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations, this draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way.

DT Curriculum Progression

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our Design and Technology curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provide opportunities for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency.

DT - Subject Specific Vocabulary Oxhey


Key Stage Breakdown

To ensure the highest emphasis is placed on both the teaching and the learning of new knowledge and skills we have also clarified when it will take place within our topics and the subject specific gains our children will make in terms of what they will know and be able to do.