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Salehurst C of E Primary School

Let all that you do be done in Love. – 1 Corinthians – 16:14.

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Design Technology

The National Curriculum for Design & Technology in Years 1 and 2.




Our children will be taught to:


  • design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology




Our children will be taught to:


  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing]
  • select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics




Our children will be taught to:


  • explore and evaluate a range of existing products
  • evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria


Technical Knowledge


Our children will be taught to:


  • build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
  • explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.


Cooking & Nutrition


Our children will be taught to:


  • use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • understand where food comes from.