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Design and Technology

Design and Technology




At Lynsted & Norton Primary School our Design and Technology Curriculum encourages our pupils to solve problems, think creatively and develop their ideas. We encourage our pupils to utilise our school values of ambition, self-confidence, perseverance, independence, respect and enquiry through careful planning and exploratory use of a variety of materials. Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practises.  


Our Design and Technology curriculum is designed with strands that run throughout the year groups building on skill bases that are implemented in each unit taught with the following coverage:

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The impact of the DT scheme of work at Lynsted & Norton Primary School is monitored through formative and summative assessment opportunities. Each unit has a unique quizz and knowledge catcher which is be used at the start and/or end of each unit.

After the implementation of Design and Technology lessons, pupils should leave school with a range of skills to enable them to achieve in their secondary education and be innovative and resourceful members of society.

The expected impact of following the scheme of work is that children be able to;


  • Understand the functional and aesthetic properties of a range of materials and resources. 
  • Understand how to use and combine tools to carry out different processes for shaping, decorating, and manufacturing products.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of skills, knowledge and understanding to produce high quality, innovative outcomes, including models, prototypes, CAD, and products to fulfil  the needs of users, clients, and scenarios.
  • Understand and apply the principles of healthy eating, diets, and recipes, including key  processes, food groups and cooking equipment.
  • Have an appreciation for key individuals, inventions, and events in history that impact our world.
  • Recognise where our decisions can impact the wider world in terms of community, social  and environmental issues.
  • Self-evaluate and reflect on learning at different stages and identify areas to improve.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Design  and technology.


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