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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:


Home-school projects

Each term, we send home a seasonal technology based home-school project. Lots of you have joined in with them so far, and we look forward to seeing your projects each term!




Useful documents and websites

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!