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Design Technology

Lordsgate Curriculum Intent

At Lordsgate, our aim is to make children into independent, confident and successful learners within the context of a broad and balanced curriculum.


The intent of the Design Technology curriculum at Lordsgate Township CE Primary School is to develop children’s creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. In addition we want children to have a sheer enjoyment of creating something that has been designed and made or developing and practicing techniques, we want the children to enjoy taking part in DT lessons. Through the teaching and learning of new knowledge building on prior understanding and using a range of tools and equipment, we look to produce children who are able to design and make a product that represents either, a theme, idea or re-creation of another structure. We hope the children confidently articulate this theme or idea when analysing their own, each other’s or a creator’s piece of design work.


Through Design Technology, we intend for pupils to have a growing understanding of their own capabilities whilst wanting to develop, grow and be determined to think outside of the box, being resilient in creating something new, that may not be achievable first time round. This will enable children to understand and apply the iterative process of designing, making, evaluating, changing over and over again until completion. We aim to demonstrate to pupils that they can improve their techniques through hard work, patience and practise.

Design and Technology at Lordsgate


Each class delivers DT once a term, which also incorporates some element of food. DT may also be taught through other subjects and have cross curricular links. Children get the opportunity to design and make products that have a purpose for a specific user. 


Food is also part of DT learning and throughout their primary education. Children will get the chance to make a dish, trying it and improving the taste of it through the ingredients used in it.

DT learning includes textiles, food, mechanical systems, electrical systems and computer aided design. Please see below an overview of DT learning for this academic year. 

See the pictures of our DT learning in school below, as well as the DT policy we follow in school. 


The DT Subject Leader is: Mr Jaeger

DT Curriculum Overview

DT Milestones and Progression

The Knowledge Progression document shows the progression of knowledge taught at Lordsgate from Reception to Y6 in the core strands of Design Technology.


DT Policy:

Cooking and Nutrition 


In year 3, the children designed, made and evaluation pizzas as part of their learning on healthy eating.

At Lordsgate, we had a structures day and learned how to make a bridge strong. We learned about a number of bridge structures such as beam bridges and truss bridges and then had a go at making our own.

DT Learning

DT at Home


Watch these fun videos with your child to learn some interesting concepts in Design and Technology.