Heatherlands Primary School

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Design & Technology

The DT 'Big Ideas'


The ‘Big Ideas’ relate to elements within a subject discipline or refer to important concepts that contribute to pupils’ personal and social development. It is essential that the ‘Big Ideas’ within each subject are understood by the children and become part of their common classroom language. In DT, these 'Big Ideas' are:


  • Design
  • Problem solving
  • Skills and expertise


Please click on the links below for information on the Design & Technology curriculum across the school and the current Design & Technology policy.

Design & Technology curriculum statement

Design and technology progression map

Design & Technology subject overview