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Design and technology

Our rationale for design and technology can be found here.

The following units are taught each year:

Design and Technology Long Term Plan


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Areas of provision – skills and tools


Joining techniques – tape and glue

Using tools

 Construction kits


Year 1

Food – preparing fruit and vegetables

Mechanisms – slides and levers

Structures – freestanding structures

Year 2



Mechanisms – wheels and axles

Textiles – templates and joining techniques

Year 3


Textiles – 2D shape to 3D product

Mechanical Systems – Levers and linkages


Food- healthy and varied diet


Year 4


Electrical systems

Mechanical Systems - Pneumatics




Year 5

Frame structures


Mechanical systems-Cams


Textiles - Combining different fabric shapes


Year 6

Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality


Mechanical Systems - Pulleys or gears


Electrical Systems - Monitoring and control





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