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Design Technology (DT)

St John the Evangelist CE Primary School - Design Technology

Design and Technology at St. John’s Primary School should be an engaging, practical and purposeful subject which gives children first-hand experience of the key skills and processes needed in the production of everyday products.

The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience a range of products from different fields of design (textiles, construction, food)
  • Develop their understanding of the design process from research and conception to final products.
  • Explore and learn a range of key skills which can be easily transferred to their everyday life.
  • Be creative and imaginative in their designs.
  • Persevere to learn and apply new skills with confidence.
  • Become ‘problem solvers’ through their making activities.
  • Work collaboratively, respecting and understanding the opinions of others.

Year 1

Autumn
  • Mechanisms - ‘Moving Pictures’
Spring
  • Textiles - ‘Sock Puppets’
Summer
  • Food and Nutrition - ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’

Year 2

Autumn
  • Mechanisms - ‘London’s Burning – Fetch The Engines’
Spring
  • Textiles - ‘Hold My Bag’
Summer
  • Construction - ‘Guide Me Home’

Year 3

Autumn
  • Construction - ‘Building Blocks – Stonehenge Big  Build’
Spring
  • Mechanisms - ‘Puppet Show’
Summer
  • Textiles - ‘Brilliant Bunting’

Year 4

Autumn
  • Food and Nutrition - ‘Caesar’s Cookies’
Spring
  • Textiles - ‘Hats Off To You’
Summer
  • Mechanisms - ‘Moving Monsters’

Year 5 

Autumn
  • Food and Nutrition - ‘Mayan Brownies’
Spring
  • Mechanisms - ‘Jack In The Box’
Summer
  • Mechanisms/construction - ‘Let There Be Light’

Year 6

Autumn
  • Textiles - ‘Funky Furnishings – Memory Cushions’
Spring
  • Food and Nutrition - ‘Perfect Pizzas’ 
Summer
  • Construction - ‘Marbulous Structures’