Design & Technology

Design & Technology

Design & Technology

Curriculum Statement 

“Design and Technology should be the subject where [we] turn bright ideas into useful products.” – James Dyson

We endeavour to teach our children to become creative and innovative thinkers. Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for children to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs.

We provide our children with the skills needed to investigate, design, make, and evaluate their own work. Making mistakes is a huge part of Design and Technology and is integral to learning, so we encourage our children to think of improvements that could be made to their products.

Children will be taught textiles, structures, mechanisms, electrical and mechanical systems, ICT and cooking and nutrition.

Design & Technology Knowledge Organisers

Key Stage One knowledge organisers

Key Stage Two knowledge organisers

coming soon…

Topics Covered in Design & Technology

Key Stage One

Year 1

  • Moving Pictures (mechanisms)
  • Chairs (structures)
  • Fruity Ice Cream Sundaes (food technology)

Year 2

  • Puppets (textiles)
  • Toy space cars (mechanisms)
  • Dips and dippers (food technology)


Key Stage Two

Year 3

  • Moving creatures (mechanical systems – pneumatics)
  • Gift box (structures)
  • Bread (food technology)

Year 4

  • Torch (electrical systems)
  • Bendy Bag (textiles)
  • Sandwiches (food technology)

Year 5

  • Automata space toys (mechanical systems – cams)
  • Bird Hide (structures)
  • Scones (food technology)

Year 6

  • Security light (electrical systems – control & monitoring)
  • Fabric door stop (textiles)
  • Miner’s food – pasties (food technology)

Our Learning in Design & Technology

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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