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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Design Technology

'Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works.'


Steve Jobs

The three areas we focus on in Trotts hills are Food Technology, mechanisms and textiles.

'Making sandwiches is fun. I liked designing and choosing my food'. TC Year 2


'I love to design and make new things'. JA Year 6

Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. The subject encourages children to learn and think creatively whilst testing and making. Children are encouraged to use their creativity, imagination, as well as independent thought, to design and make products within a variety of contexts. All children follow three areas of learning; mechanisms, textiles and food technology. This ensures that every child achieves a high level of skill-based learning throughout their academic career. Learning is made cross curricular where possible. All elements of learning are purposeful to the individual.


Design and Technology National Curriculum and Progression of skills for the whole school.

Intent, Implementation and Impact for Design Technology

Meet our Creative Crew 2021

The Creative Crew will be supporting in all areas of the arts, including DT, art  music and French.

DT Autumn Term - Year 6 Chinese Inventions

Year 6 made and tested prototype kites before designing a kite to a specific brief and then making it. They especially enjoyed taking them outside to fly them!

Year 2 Autumn term- Bread tasting.

Year 2 tried and tested a variety of breads focusing on their appearance, taste and smell.

Year 1- exotic fruit kebabs - Summer term

Year 3- Making seasonal soup Summer term 1

Year 2 Spring term- making vehicles.

Year 4 Autumn term: Textiles

Year 4 made their own amazing Christmas stockings. The children paid attention to the smallest details and sewed on buttons and extra items.

Year 3 Autumn term: Making pencil cases.

Year 3 had a great time investigating, design and making their own pencil cases.

Year 6 Chinese Inventions

LI: To investigate materials. 


Year 6 investigated different materials for their Chinese inventions.

Year 2 Healthy Pizzas

Year 2 focused on different cutting techniques and followed their designs to make their own pizzas.
Year 2 children enjoyed investigating and tasting a variety of different breads as part of their healthy pizza topic. The children thought of adjectives to describe pitta bread, bagels, naan bread and many more. They also gave their opinions about each bread.