Design and Technology: Blocked Curriculum

At St Charles, we aim to create a high-quality Design and Technology education.  Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, engineering, computing and art. Our curriculum is designed carefully to ensure at least National Curriculum coverage and progression in key skills.

At St Charles, we use a ‘Blocked Curriculum’ model for selected Foundation Curriculum Subjects.  Design and Technology is taught as part of our Blocked Curriculum.

Overview of Blocked Curriculum at St Charles

Through blocking the curriculum  in these subjects, children receive a more focused and immersive learning experience; one which enables their knowledge to become more deeply embedded as part of our knowledge-led curriculum.

This helps to fosters deeper engagement and purpose for Design and Technology tasks, giving children specific knowledge in these areas.

Further information on our  Design and Technology Curriculum ,  including the current topics,  can be found below and in the half-termly newsletters sent home to each class.

Design and Technology Curriculum Overview

Progression of Skills Design And Technology


Implementation Of A Design And Technology Lesson at St Charles