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Design Technology at Whinstone is taught through a variety of lessons from topic to stand alone DT lessons. Throughout their school life children will progress in DT skills and knowledge cutting, joining, shaping and food and nutrition. Our Design Technology curriculum is coherently planned into the following sequence of topics:


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1


Simple dish


Clay plants


Moving pictures


Art straw skeletons

Year 2

Moving pictures


Clay pot

Food & Nutrition

Potatoes & chips


Year 3

British Designers and Inventors

Understanding Mechanical Systems Creating movement

Sew Patches together

Celtic Roundhouses

Biscuit/Energy Bars

Ancient Egyptian Masks

Eid Lanterns

Year 4

Roman Catapult

Christmas Sewing

Wooden photo frames

African savoury food

Year 5



Food and Nutrition

Pop up card

Pulleys, cogs and wheels


Year 6

Food and nutrition – Making pizzas

Making party hats

Food and nutrition-Smoothies

Moving toys

Textiles- phone case/pencil case

Buzzer Games