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The Endeavour Design & Technology Vision


At Endeavour Primary School, Design and Technology is taught through the integrated curriculum and has been carefully planned to ensure that children's skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food is developed. Our curriculum encourages children's creativity and analytical skills; through all our design and technology projects we follow a ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ approach to the teaching and learning of DT. 


From the youngest children in Early Years, who are encouraged to show an interest in technological toys and explore different materials, tools and techniques to construct with a purpose in mind through Year 1 who build structures for the 3 Little Pigs in ‘Once Upon a Time’ or sew a finger puppet in ‘The Tiger who came to Tea.’ In Year 2 children will explore methods of transport creating a circus buggy in ‘The Circus who came to Town’ or Levers and Sliders in ;The Great Explorer.’


In KS2 children will build upon their learning in KS1 and continue to develop their design skills using a range of mechanical and electrical systems. Lower Key Stage 2 will follow on in textiles by creating a dragon using blanket stitch in ‘Dragonology’ and a Moon Buggy in ‘Destination Space.’ Year 6 will extend their skills further by using computing to program, monitor and control their very own robot. 


Furthermore, children through school are taught cooking and nutrition in every year group through the curriculum and we provide a curriculum which enables children to make healthy eating choices. We believe teaching pupils to cook is an important part of promoting a whole school approach to health and wellbeing and attainment, helping us achieve high standards as a Healthy School. We have a dedicated, well-resourced kitchen area that the children enjoy using as part of their cooking experiences, where they are taught safety aspects of cooking and to develop independence, cooking simple nutritious foods. A key focus at Endeavour is the development of tier 2 and 3 vocabulary.


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