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                                Design and Technology at St Michael's


D & T is taught across all phases throughout the school from Foundation to Year 6. D & T is a topic based approach. However it is quite embedded in our curriculum as it is closely linked with STEM so it has the opportunity to be a versatile cross curricular subject.  It is a superb opportunity to show creativity, ingenuity and innovation. in our D & T lessons we figure out the purpose of our design and we then use the fundamentals of 'research, design, make and evaluate' in all our Design and Technology learning. 


All children from Reception up to Year 6 have the opportunity to design, plan, make, evaluate and improve products for a range of briefs. 


Please see the table below to see which D&T projects the children will be studying this year.



Design and make caves for bears.

Make and decorate clay divas using tools to create patterns.

Build castles from junk modelling, focussing on joining and strength.

Design a castle banquet.

Build, review and improve a simple moving vehicle.

Make and test a basket for the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

Design and make a lighthouse.

Grow and harvest strawberries, researching where food comes from.

Design and make healthy sandwiches.

Year 1/2

Building scale model replicas of the Pilgrim May Flower ship 

Design, make and evaluate a Space Rocket. 

Design, make and evaluate Space suits.

Year 3/4

Study of the pyramids and Sarcophaguses and Stone Henge and how they are constructed.  Design, make and evaluate Biscuit Henge version of Stone Henge.  

Design, make and evaluate scale model Places of Worship

Design, make and evaluate a Stain Glass Window

Food technology - Balanced nutritional plate.  Food groups. design, make and evaluate a salad. 

Year 5/6

Design, Make and evaluate bird feeders.

Design, Make and evaluate electronic light up Christmas cards.

Food Technology Week (Yr5 only)