Portland Road, Halifax HX3 6LA West Yorkshire

01422 360646


St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We are Part of God's family; A unique gift. Faithful to God, United we excel.

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Design & Technology

Design and technology helps to prepare children for the developing world. It is our intent for the children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.

Our aim, at St. Joseph's is for the children to use their imagination and creativity to design and make a range of products, drawing on their mathematics, science, computing, and art knowledge.


At St. Joseph’s we follow ‘Kapow Primary’ scheme of work. Kapow Primary supports the national curriculum expectations and is designed to show development and progression of skills across the key stages. Although we use the Kapow scheme, staff are expected to plan their DT lessons and ensure there is clear progression evidenced.

Children will be given opportunities to work within the three principal areas of development.

  • Investigative, disassembly and evaluative activities
  • Focused Practical tasks
  • Design and make assignments

The Key areas of learning focused upon through Kapow Primary are:

  • Mechanisms
  • Electrical systems
  • Cooking
  • Textiles
  • Digital world
  • Nutrition

Through these key areas the children have opportunities to create, explore, apply and problem solve.

Each unit of lessons includes teaching aids and visual instruction for pupils, to support both the teaching of skills and techniques, as well as pupils learning. Using Kapow, we aim to deliver lessons of a high standard and ensure pupil progression.

Design & Technology Overview