Design & Technology

Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good designs.

Stephen Gardiner: Bishop and politician during the English Reformation period.


Design & Technology Lead:

Miss Duncan

Design & Technology: Intent

The curriculum here at St Michael’s, underpinned by the National Curriculum, holds our children and their aspirations, environment and development at its heart. Whilst allowing them to build their knowledge, skills and resilience, it also prepares them for their future as citizens of Liverpool and the wider world. We embrace our children’s spiritual needs through our mission values whilst celebrating their cultural diversity and identity.

By the time our children reach the end of their primary journey we endeavour for them to have the ability to communicate effectively using a broad and varied vocabulary, having being exposed to a wide range of literature and a plethora of life enriching experiences. Year-on-year, children will build on their knowledge and skills to enable them to unlock new learning and explore their talents and interests.

Design and Technology at St Michael’s stimulates creativity and imagination, allowing pupils to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Encouraging Creativity and Imagination

  • We have designed our own set for a scene from the ballet of Alice in Wonderland.
  • We started by looking at the Royal Opera House and listening to the music.
  • We looked into the job of a set designer and studied the different elements of different sets.
  • We created mood boards and sketches before creating our final models, remembering to evaluate every step of the way!

Resources: Design & Technology

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Whole School Design & Technology Overview



Design a Money Box

Year 1


Design a Bridge

Year 2