Adel St John The Baptist

Design and Technology

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, it’s how it works” Steve Jobs

“I made 5127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution so I don’t mind failure.”James Dyson


“Design and Technology in primary schools develops young children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. Design and Technology encourages children's creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.”- Design and Technology Association

Why we teach Design Technology

At Adel St John, we believe design and technology is an inspiring subject. It uses creativity and imagination where pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Children are encouraged to consider their own and other’s needs, wants and values. During their time at Adel St John, the children gain a range of subject knowledge and skills, incorporating subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers by building on their skills through taught sequences. A love of DT will encourage and support  children in questioning and evaluating how things work and considering ways to improve the world around them.