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Design & Technology Intent at Dalestorth

At Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School, we teach Design and Technology by meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum. Quality first Design and Technology education involves two important elements – learning about the designed and made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users. We deliver a high-quality education which provides opportunities for our pupils to develop their capability, combining their designing and making skills with the knowledge and understanding needed to create quality products.  At Dalestorth, we develop our pupils’ skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and food technology. These skills also help consolidate learning within the wider curriculum. Furthermore, we hope to enable our pupils to become the technologists of the future by instilling a strong sense of environmental impact and sustainability throughout their projects.


We will do this by:

  • Investigating and evaluating existing products
  • Developing particular aspects of knowledge and skills by completing focused tasks
  • Designing and making ‘something’ for ‘somebody’ for ‘some purpose’.


Children complete their work in a project booklet, and each project will include the following elements:

  1. Investigative and Evaluative Activities
  2. Focused tasks
  3. A Design, Make and Evaluate Assignment


Within each 2-year cycle, all areas of the D&T curriculum are covered, with a clear progression of skills being developed.


To see the full curriculum topic overviews, follow the link:


Useful documents and websites

Easter bonnet and hat competition 2022

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in this year’s Easter bonnet/hat competition.


The staff had a tricky job deciding on the winner from each class as all the bonnets and hats were so eggcellent!


Our winners were:

FS2 morning group: Kander and Grason AND FS2 afternoon group -

Key Stage 1: Lovelace – Jax J; Hadid – Brooke; Curie – Noah

Lower Key Stage 2: Pankhurst – Ruby S; King – Tommy G; Frank – Lucy Cotterill

Upper Key stage 2 - McArthur – Rory and Olivia; Shackleton – Isabella S; Attenborough – Isla C

Xmas 2022 - Reduce, Recyle, Reuse competition entrants

Our Xmas 2021, D&T home-school competition had the theme of Re- use, Recycle, Reduce. The children were asked to design and make anything out of any bits and pieces they had lying around after Xmas, that would normally go into the recycling bin e.g. wrapping paper, boxes, plastic bottles, paper plates and cups etc.


The rules of the competition were as follow:


  • Please ensure you do use items that can be recycled.
  • Be as creative as you like!
  • Please consider the environmental impact of the materials you use.


Thank you so much to all our wonderful entrants from Key Stage 1: Riona Thomas, Emily Wacht, Logan Murphy , Laila Tarry, Poppy-Rose McHugh-Hickman, Victor Chodlewski and Sophie Dickens.


Thank you also to our Key Stage 2 entrants: Dorian Skwarek, Grace Robinson, Alex Aston, Erin Czarnocki.


Our Key Stage 1 winners were : Kevin Byberi with his parking lot and robot and Ava Johnson  with her pencil pot. Both are in Marie Curie class.


Our Key Stage 2 winner was Lucy Cockerill ( Anne Frank class) with her New York city landscape.


Well done to all who entered and Congratulations to our amazing winners.yes


Autumn 2, 2021

Coming Soon

Our year 5 and 6's will soon be posting under their class pages, details of their DT project of making bread rolls linked to their WW2 work in class.

Christmas 2019 D&T competition

Thank you to all who designed and made decorations at home to sell at the Autumn Fair - you are amazing! Look at all of the brilliant things you made! smiley


The Great Dalestorth Bake Off summer 2019!


Many thanks to everyone for all of the amazing entries - you helped to raise a brilliant £130 for Burundi!