Glebe Primary School

Design and Technology

In DT, we provide opportunities for each child, in each topic, to design, make and evaluate a product. We also incorporate knowledge of seasonality of food, where food comes from and the designing, making and evaluating of different foods in to the DT curriculum.

  • EYFS – Junk modelling and construction
  • Year 1 – Fur, feathers and scales (moving animals), Castles (castles)
  • Year 2 – The Great fire of London(3D houses), Australia (masks)
  • Year 3 –  The Romans (weapons and shields),The Stone Age (Stewed Fruit)
  • Year 4 – Lego (structures), The Tudors (Seasonality of food)
  • Year 5 – Environmental project (Bird feeders), Ancient Egyptians (Shadufs)
  • Year 6 – Ancient Greece (Temple designs), Extreme Environments (Food), The Battle of Britain (moving toy)

Using a thematic approach to the curriculum ensures that DT projects are linked with other subjects in the curriculum to ensure projects are purposeful. This also ensures that all pupils meet the aims of the National Curriculum for Design and Technology:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.

  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.