St. John's

Church of England Primary School

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Design Technology

At St John’s C E Primary School, we aim to develop our children’s love of Design Technology whilst delivering a high-quality education, in line with the National Curriculum. Design Technology is taught in a cross-curricular way with links to Science, Mathematics, Art and Design, Music and Computing.


In EYFS, children are given opportunities to begin developing their Design Technology skills through construction activities such as building animals a home.


In Key Stage 1, children are taught the design process in meaningful ways, such as puppet making, junk modelling and cooking. They learn to make prototypes, use joining techniques and select appropriate tools.


In Key Stage 2, children are taught to follow more specific design briefs and understand the key stages of the design process: design, make and evaluate. Children are given opportunities to research, make prototypes, use a range of tools and test designs to evaluate against the design brief. They continue to develop cooking skills linking their learning with healthy eating units in science.

Design Technology Curriculum Map






Joining junk



Use construction materials

To realise tools can be used for a purpose

Construct with purpose in mind.

Use simple tools and techniques competently

Year 1

Junk model – diving equipment

Christmas candle holder

Egg Drop Machine

Healthy Cooking

Year 2

Designing & building pirate ships

Indian Food

Designing & building castles

Puppets – Roald Dahl characters

Dream Catchers

Marvellous Medicine

Year 3

Worry Dolls


Stone Age Round Houses

Stone Age Jewellery

Egyptian Masks


Year 4

Sewing – Christmas puppets

Art Focus

Greek Temples

Raft building

Year 5

Carnival - Textiles

Space Buggies - Woodwork

Enterprise - Food

Year 6

Origami – paper pets

Make, do and mend

Props & Backdrops

Kite Making