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Bitham Brook Primary School

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Design and Technology

DT is taught at Bitham Brook in terms 2, 4 and 6.


The school has adopted CUSP Design and Technology. CUSP have purposefully built CUSP Design and Technology around the principles of evidence-led practice. This is to ensure that pupils are equipped to successfully think, work and communicate like a designer. The curriculum is ambitious, focusing on excellence in this subject through a range of disciplines and by referencing outstanding practitioners in the field.


The CUSP Design and Technology curriculum is organised into blocks with each block covering a particular set of disciplines, including food and nutrition, mechanisms, structures, systems, electrical systems, understanding materials and textiles. Vertical progression in each discipline has been deliberately woven into the fabric of the curriculum so that pupils revisit key disciplines throughout their Primary journey at increasing degrees of challenge and complexity.


To work as a successful designer, children need to be able to:

Design - The art or process of deciding how something will look or work

Make - Create something by combining materials or putting parts together

Evaluate - Form an opinion of the value or quality of something after careful thought

Apply - Use something or make something work in a particular situation.


During each unit children will get an opportunity to build on and progress in these skills.