Science & Technological Curriculum

Science, Design & Technology (DT) and Computing

Scientific & Technological Curriculum at Utterby Primary Academy

The intent for Science within the school is to:

  • develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question
  • learn scientific skills and knowledge
  • build on their natural curiosity and enable them to understand and care for the world in which they live
  • are provided with an environment where they can work in an investigative way and can communicate their findings in a variety of media
  • can use equipment safely and sensibly
  • develop potential scientific links with all other areas of the curriculum
  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of enquiries that help them to answer their own scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future


The school will encourage children to:

  • develop high self-esteem and confidence in their understanding and explanation of key scientific principles
  • understand the many and varied applications of scientific enquiry and subject knowledge and appreciate its importance in the wider world
  • develop skills in collaboration, enquiry, problem solving, practical design and critical thinking
  • to develop working hypotheses
  • to plan and execute investigations by which to test their ideas
  • record and handle information while searching for patterns that led to simple conclusions

The intent for Computing within the school is:

  • to enable all children to use technology purposefully and with enjoyment.
  • to enable all children to develop their computing skills including coding, programming, data handling, designing, digital art and media production.
  • to enable all children to recognise the benefits and impact of Computing on society.
  • to enable staff to maximise the potential of Computing both for professional work and to enhance teaching.
  • to maximise children’s enjoyment of Computing and enable them to achieve within the subject area.
  • to celebrate the use of Computing within the school
  • to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum programme of Study for computing (See Appendix 1).
  • to use computing as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum.
  • to respond to new developments in technology.
  • to equip pupils with the confidence and capability to use computing throughout their later life.
  • to enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum using computing.
  • to develop the understanding of how to use computing safely and responsibly.


The school will encourage children to:

  • develop high self-esteem and confidence in the use and operation of both hardware and software.
  • understand the many and varied uses of Computing and appreciate its importance in the wider world.
  • develop skills in communication, information handling, control, problem solving and creative and imaginative work.
  • use Computing as a means of reinforcing learning.

The intent for Design & Technology within the school is to:

  • Develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making.
  • Enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas.
  • Encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures.
  • Explore attitudes towards the ‘made’ world and how we live and work within it.
  • Develop an understanding of technological processes, products, and their manufacture, and their contribution to our society.
  • Foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making.
  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy diet.
  • Understand where food comes from and the issues of seasonality


The school will encourage children to:

  • Develop high self esteem and confidence in the generation and development of their ideas
  • Understand the many and varied uses of Design & Technology and appreciate its importance in the wider world
  • Develop skills in altering materials
  • Use Design & Technology as a means of reinforcing learning

For more details see the individual Scientific & Technological Policies at the bottom of the page.

See the latest goings on in the Scientific & Technological Curriculum

DT KS1 UTT.pdf
DTKS2 UTT.pdf
Science KS1 UTT.pdf
Science KS2 UTT.pdf
Computing KS1 UTT.pdf
Computing KS2 UTT.pdf

Subject Development Plan

Scientific and Technological Curriculum Subject Development Plan 2019-20

Skills Progression Ladders by Year (click to expand)

Science Skills Progression
Design Technology Skills Progression
Computing Skills Progression

Subject Coverage Long Term Plans (click to expand)

Science LTP
DT LTP
Computig LTP

Subject Policies

Science Policy 2019-21
DT Policy 2019-21
Computing Policy 2019-21