Merton Bank Primary School

'Never less than our best'

Merton Bank Primary School, Roper Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ


Design Technology

Caring          Respect          Empathy          Courage          Resilience

Design and Technology Subject Leader – Mrs E McKenna

At Merton Bank Primary School we teach Design Technology through focused Design Technology skills lessons as well as lessons linked to class learning journeys and class books.

The National Curriculum for Design Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

Design and Technology feedback is mainly given verbally by teachers, teaching assistants and sometimes by peers. When appropriate, some pieces of Design and Technology research, plans and evaluations will have written feedback in the form of next steps.

Assessments are made half termly and monitored by the subject leader.