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Design and Technology

“All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” Stephanie Kwolek


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At All Hallows, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

Intent, Implementation (LTP) and Impact (All Knowledge Progression Grid)

Autumn Term Projects


In the Autumn Term we began our first Design and Technology projects of the year. Many of these are linked to other subjects, which the children tell us they enjoy as it lets them know more about what they are creating.

DT in Action - 2023-24

Design and Technology Projects 2022-23

Moving pictures in year 1 - linked to our English work on the storybook Hairy Maclary

Designing and making mittens in Year 2 - linked to our topic on Explorers.

Making purses in Year 5 - linked to History topic on Angelo Saxons and Vikings

Spring Term Projects

This half term, Class Newstead have been developing cutting-edge racing cars so that Captain Zoom can compete in the elite competition that is the Mountain Racers.  These cars have no engines, but are required to race at breakneck speeds.  Fortunately, the elite engineers of Class Newstead were more than up to the challenge…

Year 5 - Fairground rides controlled through a coding program.

Year 6 Food Tech: Making salsa, guacamole and quesadilla