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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School

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Design & Technology

At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs we want children to think innovatively, to question and explore the practical world around them and to develop a positive and passionate approach to their learning, through creative design. 


Children are given access to a range of materials and equipment that becomes more enhanced throughout their journey at school. The gradual development of materials and equipment throughout each year allows the children to acquire an understanding of healthy and safety, responsibility and quality control. Design and technology provides endless possibilities for the children to apply English, maths, science and computing in an alternative manner throughout each of the products they create. At OLQM, we thrive on allowing children a means to express their creativity; design and technology allows for children of all abilities to express themselves and bring the unique ideas of the individuals to life.


At OLQM, Design and Technology is primarily delivered through our Quest curriculum. 

Quest is based on four principles: Questions, Experiences, Skills and Total (holistic). 


Once a year DT is the driver subject and predominant focus of each class’ Quest. Although, the teaching of Design and Technology skills permeate through a wide range of work across the curriculum.


We value the subject-specific skills, knowledge and vocabulary of History. Therefore, we have also created a progressive set of skills that children will develop while at OLQM. 


  • Developing, planning and communicating ideas.
  • Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products (inc-food)

  • Evaluating processes and products

  • Food and Cooking