10 February 2023

Design and Technology

Design and Technology at Mithian is an important part of the curriculum that promotes children’s skills in designing and making.

They have opportunities to explore artefacts and raise questions related to design and purpose. They will be taught to select appropriate materials and use equipment safely. They are encouraged to refine and redraft their ideas and become critical in their craftsmanship to meet the needs of design specifications.

At Mithian we believe that for our children to progress in Design Technology, they need a careful balance of direct teaching, team work and independence.

They need opportunities to experiment and explore in the creation of models and structures. 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, science, engineering,
computing and art.

At Mithian Design and Technology helps to prepare our pupils for living and working in a technological world. This is achieved by teaching technical understanding, designing and making skills all of which are needed to produce practical solutions to problems. It stimulates both intellectual and creative abilities and develops the personal qualities needed. to complete a design project from initial ideas to a finished product.


Sequence of Learning at Mithian

Year B Autumn 2


Year B Autumn 2


Year B Autumn 2


How the Kapow Curriculum is used at Mithian School

The teaching of Art and Design at Mithian is through Kapow. Kapow offers teachers CPD opportunities upskilling and enhancing their own subject knowledge and skills which they are then confidently able to impart on pupils at Mithian.

We follow a 2 year rolling programme to ensure coverage and development of all skills.  Year A focusses on Y1, 3 and 5 skills.  Year B focusses on Y2, 4 and 6 skills.


Mithian School Design and Technology Curriculum

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Mithian School Mixed-Age Rolling Programme

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National Curriculum Programmes of Study

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