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What am I going to learn in Design Technology?


Junk model spiders 

Christmas Tree Decoration from natural resources 

Biscuit making and decorating 

Outdoor cooking experiences – healthy eating 

Make a mask to disguise yourself from the leopard 

Make a boat which floats 


Moving pictures and Traditional Tales 

Christmas tree decorations using natural resources. 

Bring on breakfast 

Sensational salads 

Creating vehicles 

Fabric bunting 


Fabric Faces 

Making Christmas tree decorations using plant dyes 

Packed lunch problems 

Dips and Dippers 

Chocolate egg baskets 

Fairground – creating a rocking boat ride using magnets 


Battery Life 

Christmas tree decoration using sustainable resources 

Fairground – creating a carousel ride. 

Make and decorate Easter biscuits 

Edible Garden plants 

Outdoor cooking 


Juggling Balls 

Creating a Christmas tree decoration with lift the flap 

Lovely Lunches 

Making Pasta and Pesto 

Bread bake off 


Felt Phone Cases and bags 

Making a Christmas tree decoration that moves 

Fairground – creating a rollercoaster 

Super Seasonal Cooking 


Earthquake proof houses 

Christmas Tree decoration made from material 

Automated Animals 

Global Food 

Making meals for under £5 

Making an applique cushion 

Make a mask to disguise yourself from the leopard

Reception children will be making masks. They will be reading a story about a leopard, and then will design a mask which would camouflage them. The children will look at which colours they will need to use to provide accurate camouflage, before painting these onto a mask shape, which they will cut out, and attaching a stick to hold their mask. Pupils will end their learning by walking around school, hiding from the leopard!


Make a boat

Reception children will learn what sink and float means. They will look at different types of boat, discussing how they look and work. The children will design their own boat using materials available during their continuous provision: wooden blocks, construction materials etc. Children will then construct their own boats using a variety of materials, discussing which materials will allow their boats to float. Finally, the children will test their boats in the outdoor area.


Creating vehicles

Children will look at different types of vehicles, and discuss how they are the same or different. They will talk about how vehicles are constructed, and how wheels are attached. Pupils will examine how different chassis appear depending on the design of the vehicle. Children will then design their own vehicle and logo, before creating working model cars. The children will end their learning by testing their cars to check they move freely.

Fabric bunting

Children will learn what bunting is, looking at different examples of this and examining how it is made. They will decide whether to create triangular or square bunting. Pupils will then design a bunting shape of their own, deciding which fabrics they will use and how they will attach these. Pupils will use a template to cut their fabric. Finally, pupils will learn to use running stitch, and will attach the fabrics together into their design. The children will see their bunting arranged together at the end.


Fairground – creating a rocking boat ride

In year two, pupils will explore the history of the Mart, a travelling fair which visits Kings Lynn each year. They will explore how rocking boat fairground rides work. Pupils will design their own rocking boat ride model, exploring which materials will be strong enough to use in the frame, and how to balance the materials to make sure the ride moves back and forth steadily. Finally, pupils will construct the frame and boat ride, adding magnets to investigate if the ride works.

Edible Garden plants

Children in year 3 will learn about edible plants. They will discuss seasonality, specifically looking at which edible plants grow in England at this time of year. Children will taste different herbs, and learn how these are used to enhance cooked dishes. They will experiment with the different ways a tomato can be processed – tasting soup, ketchup and fresh tomatoes. Finally, children will create a snack using fresh ingredients.

Bread bake off

Pupils will investigate the history of Warburtons bakery in England. They will taste different types of bread, evaluating these for their taste, look and texture. Pupils will learn how bread is made in four stages: mix, prove, knead, shape. Pupils will design their own flavoured bread rolls, before mixing their own dough and shaping rolls. Finally, pupils will bake these in school and evaluate them for taste, texture and appearance.

Super Seasonal Cooking

Pupils will discuss what seasonality means, exploring the impact of eating foods out of season on our environment. The children will explore different seasonal foods, evaluating these for taste and texture. They will investigate how these foods are prepared and eaten, before exploring different seasonal foods from cultures across the globe. Finally, pupils will design and cook their own seasonal meal.

Making meals for under £5

Year six pupils will be taught how to budget well when planning meals. They will use their knowledge of balanced meals to plan healthy meals. They will be taught how to cook favourite dishes, investigating which ingredients they would need, and how much these cost. Pupils will then prepare and cook popular dishes before tasting.

Making an applique cushion

Pupils will learn what applique is, and how it is attached to fabrics. They will look at a variety of designs and discuss the techniques applied to create these. Pupils will then create their own applique design to be attached to a cushion cover. These will be cut from fabric and stitched onto a cushion cover of their own construction, before using a sewing machine to hem the cushion cover, creating an envelope fold.