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Phoenix Infant Academy

design and technology

Arjun, Buzzard


At Phoenix Infant Academy, we deliver a challenging and engaging Design and Technology curriculum. This, we do, through our commitment to offer first-hand experiences for all children, both in and out the classroom, our engagement with parents/carers, as well as ensuring our non-specialist teaching staff have a secure understanding of the curriculum they teach.

Using Cornerstones Curriculum 22, Phoenix Infant Academy provides a Design and Technology curriculum that helps build pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills over time; delivers clear expectations on what pupils will know and be able to do with their knowledge and skills at curriculum ‘end points’; and does so within the context of our specific school community.  


Through such projects as 'Taxi!' (Year 1) and 'Beach Hut' (Year 2), children learn skills and knowledge relating to structures, mechanisms, cooking, nutrition and textiles, and practise at regular opportunities. 


experiential learning

From Reception baking cakes for 'Fred's' birthday (linking to Read Write Inc. - our Phonics scheme); to Year 1 designing, tasting and evaluating smoothies; to Year 2 designing, building and testing bridges for the Three Billy Goats Gruff, our children are offered many opportunities to explore their ideas and consolidate learning.




Our curriculum documents can be viewed below.

For further information, please contact Design and Technology Lead, Mrs A. Hussain, on 01753 521888 or