Laleham Church of England Primary School

Design & Technology                       



Design and Technology (D & T) helps to prepare children for a changing world and encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. Design and Technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. It should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made

The aims of design and technology in our school are

  • to develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making;
  • throughout all year groups children are encouraged to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas;
  • children enabled to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures
  • at Laleham we foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making


Christmas stockings

Find out what our children have to say about design technology here 



Design & Technology Policy


Progression in Design & Technology


Design & Technology Review of the Year (Impact)


Knowledge Organisers

Year 1

Food and Nutrition - Fruit and Vegetables

Structures - Constructing a Windmill

Mechanisms - Wheels and Axles

Year 2

Food and Nutrition - A Balanced Diet

Mechanisms - Making a moving monster

Textiles - Pouches

Year 3

Mechanisms - Pneumatic Toys

Digital World - Wearable Technology

Food and Nutrition - Eating Seasonally

Year 4 

Textiles - Fastenings

Electrical Systems - Torches (link to science electricity unit)

Structures - Pavillions

Year 5

Mechanisms - Pop-up Books

Food and Nutrition - What could be healthier?

Digital World - Monitoring Devices

Year 6

Textiles - Waistcoats

Electrical Systems - Steady Hand Game (link to science electricity unit)

Structures - Bridges