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Shibden Head Primary Academy

Design and Food Technology

Design Technology connects with a variety of other subject areas through the Shibden Head Learning Challenge Curriculum, and allows pupils to make real life links between their work and the work of engineers, architects, and designers, etc.  Design Technology compliments subjects such as art and design, science, and ICT.  Work often connects with on-going topics in these areas which allow pupils to understand the importance of designing and making in everyday life.  It allows them to become aware of how technology is all around us and how technology advances.  Pupils are encouraged to investigate, plan, adapt and evaluate their work while working on their own, in pairs and small groups.  This develops their co-operation and understanding of how people have differing areas of strength and expertise.  Pupils gain an understanding of materials, structures, mechanisms and controls whilst thinking about what the product will be used for and the needs of those who use them.  They learn how to safely use a variety of tools under supervision to create quality items.

We also are very lucky at Shibden Head to have a cooking room in which the children can access the Food Technology curriculum, where possible staff try and link this to other areas. Children will access the cooking room at least once every year.


 Intent, Implementation and Impact statement:






food technology at shibden head primary academy.pdf


Progression documents: 

food tech progression vocabulary and skills.pdf



progression in design technology 2 .pdf



food tech progression vocabulary and skills.pdf

Memory Joggers
















In 2022 we are going to be following the National Curriculum and Food Facilities of Life progression skills and we have linked them to the themes and topics taught through school.