Design & Technology

At Northfield Manor Primary Academy, we aim to deliver high-quality design and technology education which helps pupils learn how to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. Our curriculum is taught through the KAPOW Primary scheme of work, which build skills progressively from Year 1 to Year 6.

At NMPA, we aim to ensure all pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. We believe that design and technology is vital as pupils learn how to take risks, problem-solve, work collaboratively and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

The KAPOW Primary scheme allows children to build upon previous year’s design and technology skills and learning by putting them into real-life contexts, which provides the children with increasing self-confidence. They are given opportunities to build and apply a deep repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills, and are actively encouraged to think about important issues such as sustainability and enterprise.

The KAPOW Primary scheme of work is based on a spiral curriculum which allows pupils to revisit skills and build on their prior knowledge with greater complexity throughout their time at primary school. Through stimulating, challenging and enjoyable lessons it nurtures creativity and innovation through design, and allows children to acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of materials and components, mechanisms and control systems, structures, existing products, quality and health and safety.