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Cooking and nutrition:

In partnership with Edible Playgrounds and Organic Gardens the school has developed their allotment area. Each class has an allocated area which they are responsible for. They learn how to sow, grow and care for, harvest and then prepare the vegetables fruit they have planted.

Allotment Area

Moorlands Primary School Curriculum

Questioning lies at the heart of the Design Technology curriculum. Each lesson begins with a key question for pupils to consider, pupils design, make and evaluate with a purpose. Communication and the principles of Philosophy for Children are taught alongside the subject-specific skills.


Pupils are taught to think like a Designer as they develop their knowledge of the topics covered.


Curriculum Overview

Year 1:

Textiles - Christmas Decorations

Mechanisms  - Sliding mechanisms


 Year 2:

Mechanisms  - Wheels and axles

Structures - Free standing structures

Cooking and nutrition - Where does our food come from?


Year 3:

Mechanisms  - Pneumatics

Cooking and nutrition - Health and varied diet


Year 4:

Textiles - 2D designs for a 3D product

Electrical systems - Night lights

Cooking and nutrition - Healthy lunchbox


Year 5:

Mechanisms  - Cams

Structures - Frame structures

Cooking and nutrition - Seasonality and cultures


Year 6:

Textiles - Costume designer

Electrical and control systems - Complex switches

Cooking and nutrition - Global food and seasonality

Design Technology Curriculum Overview