Design Technology

Design TechnologyDT skills are developed progressively. The design process is taught and children learn to make a range of finished products in accordance with their designs e.g. pop-up card or moving vehicle. First basic skills are taught e.g scissor control, then children use a range of equipment such as saws and hole drills with different materials e.g. wood, felt. DT includes construction equipment.


Year One
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Autumn Design a Fruit Smoothie – food preparation – cutting, chopping, peeling, food hygiene  
Spring   Moving Pictures – sliders; pivots and levers
Summer   Playgrounds – designing and making strong useful appealing structures. Visit to Alice Holt
Year Two
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Autumn Puppets – Exploring types of puppets and sewing own, evaluate puppet.  
Spring   Moving vehicles – designing and making a vehicle using wheels and axles. (Lego Land)
Summer   Solving design problems Linked to Lighthouse Keepers Lunch

A Healthy Sandwich – designing a sandwich to eat as part of a balanced diet.