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D.T Week !!!

D.T Week was a huge success at St Christopher’s. The children have enjoyed learning new skills from sewing to cookery.


Year One

In year 1 the children explored wheels and axels. They worked to design and later construct a moving vehicle. Check out their ice cream and monster trucks. Well Done year 1!!

Year 2

In year 2 the children used joining techniques to design and create hand puppets based on some of their favourite story characters. Take a look at an outstanding Snow White puppet which stayed true to its initial design.

Year 3

In year 3 the children explored different nets to create some excellent chocolate boxes.

Year 4, 5 and 6

Across years 4, 5 and 6 the children have explored foods from different cultures. Year 4 enjoyed making fruit kebabs and smoothies, while years 5 and 6 celebrated Greek and South American cuisine.

They have impressed staff and their peers with their willingness to try new foods. Many of the final products were a huge success, including homemade pitta bread and onion salsa, be sure to ask your children for the recipe.


At the end of the week children, staff and parents were welcomed into the exhibition were the children’s work could be showcased. If you didn’t get the chance to pop in please take a look at some of the photographs.


Well done children, you fully embraced the learning this week and I look forward to planning our next D.T week in the New Year.

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Purpose of study

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using

creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real

and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and

others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject

knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science,

engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming

resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the

evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical

understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality

design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the

creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all


· 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


· understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

We follow planning from the Design and Technology Association to ensure coverage of the curriculum from years 1-6. We believe in an iterative approach to design and improve on our skills as we move up the school.


Each year we take part in 3 D.T projects.

1 food based project and 2 in either textiles, construction, electrics or mechanisms.


Watch this page for news on our upcoming projects.

Year 1 are looking forward to making moving cars

Year 2 will be making a freestanding structure

Year 3 and 4 will be using textiles and electrical components. 

Year 5 will be looking at strengthening free standing  structures

Year 6 will be making foods from around the world