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Design Technology is about children developing design and making skills that they can combine with specific knowledge and understanding in order to create and make quality products. The process should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made. Children should also become increasingly aware of the technological contribution made to both our culture and quality of life.


At Holy Family we are teaching DT according to the National Curriculum.  We seek to provide our children with exciting cross-curricular opportunities that involve designing, investigating, making and evaluating products as well as focusing more on technical knowledge and cooking and nutrition.

DT Curriculum Map – Long term





Year 1

Mechanisms  – moving pictures

Structures - homes


Food – Bring on breakfast

Year 2

Textiles – Christmas stocking

Mechanisms - Vehicles – make a fire engine  



Food – Prepare to party

Year 3

Structures – Bird hide shelters

Food – Be a baker (bread)

Mechanism – cams

Year 4

Mechanism - Levers & Linkages mechanical posters

Food: Lovely lunch (sandwiches)

Structures - circuits

Year 5

Structures - WW1 Trenches

Mechanism – Building Bridges



Food -  Bread/ serve a salad

Year 6

Structures - Build shelters

Food – Grab and go

Textiles - Anti-pickpocketing purses