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At Calverley CE we believe that design and technology should be an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. We believe that high-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. 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.


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

 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 others

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

Year Group/Term Aut 1 Aut 2 Spr 1 Spr 2 Sum 1 Sum 2
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1   Mechanisms - making a moving story book  

Wheels and axles

Food technology

Introduction to structures - windmills

2 Mechanisms - making a moving monster

Textiles - pouches

Structures - Baby Bear's Chair Mechanisms - making a fairground wheel Food - a balanced diet  
3     Electrical systems - static electricity Mechanical systems - Pneumatic toy Structures - construction Food - eating seasonally
4   Torches Slingshot car     Structures - pavilions
5   What could be healthier? Bridges and structures   Stuffed toys  

Structures - playgrounds

Food - come dine with me

    Textiles - waist coats Electrical systems - steady hand game