Design and Technology

‘Design and Technology in primary schools develops children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. It encourages children’s creativity and encourages them to think about important issues.’

Design and Technology Association

 In our Design and Technology teaching we will be using the lesson resources provided by our online provider, Kapow!

Five key strands run through the scheme of work. These are:

This scheme of work will support the pupils in understanding the importance of a design criteria to help them plan and how to develop their ideas through sketching and making templates to try out designs. To do this they will be taught to use a variety of tools and equipment safely with a wide variety of materials, understanding which tools and materials are best for the design criteria. Once they have created a mock-up, or first try, they will evaluate this against the design criteria and decide what works well and what needs to be improved. Then it’s back to the drawing board to create then test out a new, improved design.

The pupils will work across the key areas of:




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