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Howe Dell Primary School

Design & Technology

Subject Intent


Our Design and Technology is inspiring, rigorous and practical. We provide all children at Howe Dell with the opportunity to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products which link to relevant real world purposes. Teachers deliver the vocabulary rich DT curriculum, through CUSP tasks and Curriculum Visions which are modified to meet the needs, strengths and abilities of the children. Building on their prior knowledge, they continue to develop their skills throughout their time at Howe Dell. Using the purpose built kitchen, children are able to learn key skills while also learning about food safety, for example children in Year 3 have learnt how to make healthy chips where they used a variety of skills including correct knife cutting techniques. Children in Year 6 take part in a ‘Food and Farming day’ where they learn how honey is made and are given the opportunity to taste a variety of seasonal produce to understand how they are grown. Children are taught to acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and use their knowledge across the curriculum to enhance their experiences.

Design and Technology Policy

Design and Technology Curriculum Map

Design & Technology Progression of Skills

Examples of Design & Technology tasks supported by CUSP resources

DT links and resources for home learning

The PowerPoint slide above has lot of fun and exciting ideas and projects for you to have a go at home. 

Useful Links

  • Howe Dell Primary School
  • The Runway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AH
  • 01707 263291