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Design Technology

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.



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 - How can I make a Christmas stocking strong enough to hold a large orange?

Mechanisms  - How can I make a picture move?

Cooking and nutrition - Making a smoothie: Where do my ingredients come from? 


Year 2:

Mechanisms  - How will the lighthouse keeper get his lunch?

Structures - How can a marble travel to the ground from a height of 1 metre?

Cooking and nutrition - Vegetable soup: Where do my ingredients come from? 


Year 3:

Structures - How can we protect a delicate Christmas decoration?

Textiles - Is a cylinder the best shape for a pencil case?

Cooking and nutrition - Why do we eat pancakes?


Year 4:

Textiles - Is a cylinder the best shape for a pencil case? (Catch up 2021-2022 only)

Electrical systems - How does a switch work? (Catch up 2021-2022 only)

Mechanical systems - Why did the Romans use catapults?


Year 5:

Mechanical systems  - How does a toy move up and down without electricity?

Structures - How do kites fly in strong winds?

Cooking and nutrition - Why are Roti breads flat but loaves aren’t?


Year 6:

Textiles - What would a cool mobile phone case look like?

Electrical and control systems - How can I design and make a robot?

Cooking and nutrition - What cooking skills and foods are similar in different parts of the world?