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Intent for Design Technology


Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.


In Design and Technology children are inspired to be creative and imaginative. 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. The children are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product. In all areas of Design and Technology the children are encouraged to consider the effectiveness of their designs and requirements of the product against the project title. 

Implementation for Design Technology 

We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in Design Technology: 


  • Develop imaginative thinking in children to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making;
  • Enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas;
  • Encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures;
  • Explore attitudes towards the made world and how we live and work within it;
  • Develop an understanding of technological processes, products, and their manufacture, and contribution to our society;
  • Foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making


Impact for Design Technology


Our DT Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.

Curriculum coverage:

  • Each class should undertake at least three Design and Technology units per year.
  •  Using the plans provided the children will cover key aspects in DT.
  • Textiles, Structures, Mechanisms (KS1), Electrical or Mechanical Systems (KS2) and food technology.
  • Teachers are to use projects on a page programme of study and refer to LTP to ensure clear coverage and progression of skills are met.

Design Technology Policy 2021

Fun Design Technology ideas to do at home. 

Bradley with his homemade Gas Mask

Making Mountains from paper

Building trucks out of Lego

Year 5 have been making structures in DT

Design and Technology Statement

Design and Technology provides Norman Pannell children with an opportunity to tackle problems of a practical nature. The cross curricular nature of Design and Technology offers a setting for the children to apply knowledge and skills from a number of other subjects including art, language, maths and science. Skills are developed using tools and making artefacts and food products linked with healthy living. Children learn independently and in groups, with an emphasis on planning, designing, evaluating and making and their work.

Family Fun afternoon

Year 5 and 6 had an afternoon with their parents taking part in fun activities. 

Overview of Art and Design and Design and Technology

DT Challenges and Crafts at Christ Church. 


Children in year 3 enjoyed craft activities at Christ Church. They painted their own egg and also designed a suitable basket in which to travel the egg on a zip wire. 

Messy Morning Year 5 


Children in year 5 enjoyed working alongside their parents to find a solution to the challenge - Build a shelter which will be strong enough to hold a school handwriting book. 

Year 4 Messy Morning

Children in Year 4 enjoyed designing and making a Tudor Banquet with their family.  


Year 4 - Mediterranean moving pictures, check back soon to see the finished product.

Year 4 make pizza!

Year 4 had a great time making pizza's today with Danny from food for thought.  

Cake Tasting 

Today the children where cake tasting and finding out which cake they prepared. We had 3 different kind of cakes; Angel cake, Banana cake and Chocolate roll. From the pictures we have, it really seems like the children enjoyed the tasting! Please go to our Year 2 page to see the photos. 

On Thursday 1st December the school was just like Christmas, as Daniel from Food for Thought came to make chutney with years 2 and 3. 

Children in year 3 use their DT skills to create Stone Age tools from their design. 

Children in year 3 enjoyed using their volcano designs to create an exploding volcano. 

On Thursday 20th October Year 1 made Jam. Daniel from Food for Thought came into school to support the children making their own Jam. We had so much fun. We even designed our own labels.