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Design & Technology

Design and Technology


Design and Technology is organised into 5 main strands.


  • Design - children are encouraged to develop purposeful, appealing products for themselves and others based upon a given design criteria. They are encouraged to present their designs through drawings, labels, writing and where appropriate ICT.                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Making - children will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of materials, resources and ingredients and will gain experience at using different tools and equipment.                                                                                                       
  • Evaluating - children will evaluate existing products and their own made products to identify their strengths and areas for development.                                                                                                                                                  
  • Technical knowledge - children will build structures investigating what makes them stronger, stiffer and more stable. They are also encouraged to explore and use mechanisms (levers, sliders, wheels and axles) in their products.                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Cooking and Nutrition - children will use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes and develop an understanding of where food comes from. 


Throughout Year 1 children will get the chance to design, make and evaluate......

  • A moving picture (using the mechanism of a lever or slider)
  • A healthy food product
  • A textile product (using weaving, sewing and linked to Art) 


Throughout Year 2 children will get the chance to design, make and evaluate.....

  • A moving vehicle (using wheels and axles)
  • A food product
  • A structure (e.g. bridge, piece of playground equipment, house)



Textiles - weaving and sewing

City based moving vehicles

Moving pictures using levers or sliders

Woodland animals moving pictures