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Intent Statement


Design and technology encourages children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products within a variety of contexts.


At Summerswood Primary School, we aim to link work to other subjects such as Mathematics, Science, ICT and Art. The children also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate their work, its uses and its effectiveness, and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers as they progress through the school.


Subject Leader: Miss Gower

                                      Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro

From September 2020  Summerswood will be accessing D&T lessons using cornerstones curriculum maestro.  Maestro provides cross curricular learning that enables children to build upon their D&T knowledge and skills as they progress through the school beginning at  Nursery to Year 6. 

Have a look at some of the exciting topics taught at Summerswood Primary. Each topic provides opportunities for Design and technology to be taught and develop on prior knowledge and skills as children progress through the school. 

 Year 1Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Autumn 1 Can you read me a story Bounce Tribal tales I am a warrior PharaohsHolaMexico 
Autumn 2 Do cows drink milk Wiggle and crawlMighty metals Potions Beast Creator Frozen kingdom 
Spring 1 Dinosaur planet Street  detectivesGods and mortals Traders and raiders  A child’s war 
Spring 2 Moon zoomMuck mess and mixtures Hero’s and VillansBlue Abyss Alchemy Island Blood heart
Summer 1 Bright lights  big cityTowers tunnels and turrets Tremors Burps bottoms and bile Scream machine Tomorrow’sWorld 
Summer 2Rio de vidaBeach combers ScrumdiddilyumptiousRoad trip USATime traveller  

Nursery and Reception (Early Years) have ongoing opportunities for Design and technology to be taught and experienced through play opportunities on a daily basis. The curriculum lends itself for children to investigate and explore  Design and technology in cross curricular learning experiences  and can be identified in the Expressive Arts and Design area of learning and early learning goals. 

Information for Parents

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for fun D&t activities to try at home