Design Technology

'Tell me and I forget - show me and I may remember - Let me do and I learn'SAM 2339

At Argyle, Design Technology is a subject that is practical and provides opportunities for all children to design and make good quality products for a specific purpose. It encourages children to become independent and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. They develop technical understanding and making skills, learn about design methods and investigate their environment and the materials around them.

At Argyle our curriculum for Design Technology is planned to ensure that skills are built on across each Key Stage. Activities are designed to be engaging and link to Humanities and Science topics and to prepare children to take part in the development of tomorrow's rapidly changing world.

Our Curriculum Overview September 2017

  Autumn Spring      Summer               
Year 1  
  • Basic skills, cutting, joining,sticking
  • Cooking - vegetable dips, crudites, salads
  •  Bread from around the World
  • Assembling 3D buildings from nets
  •  Picnic Food  
  • Wind up Scuttlers and Spiders
Year 2
  • 3D Tudor Buildings
  • Baking Bread outdoors
  • Windmills
  • Moving vehicle
  •  Moving vehicle - magnet and wheels
  • Playgrounds
  • Pasta salad
  •  Healthy  Packed Lunch
  • Research and cook fruit based puddings
  • Animation link with Computing
  • Spoon and Felt Puppets
Year 3
  • Plaster of Paris Fossils
  • Sculptures of Fossils
  • Models of Stonehenge
  • Cook soups
  • Make a catapult to catch a dragon
  • Cook outdoor food i.e. casseroles and stews
  • Create a Sarcophagus
  • Cook a couscous dish
Year 4
  •  Clay Diva lamps
  •  Clay Viking boats
  • Cook fish dishes e.g. sardine dip
  • Outdoor cooking - grilled vegetables
  • Create musical instruments e.g. pan pipes
  • Working electric lamp
  • Cook rice dishes ( risotto, stir fries)
  • Correx Creepers - bugs with electric motors
  • Cook sushi
Year 5
  • Create apple pie
  • Taste different cheeses
  • Working Model of Solar system
  •  Cook Shepherds Pie
  • Study Henry Moore 
  • Movement - human body in proportion
  •  Cook potato dishes e.g. Spanish Omelette
  • Woodwork - frames for portraits
Year 6
  •  Cook different pastries e.g. cheese straws, jam tarts
  • Wooden models
  •  Create a moving car
  • Recipes based on rationing
  • Cook a dish of choice - plan, budget and buy
  • Islamic ceramics

Take a look at some of our Design Technology workshops


 Year 2 made bread and cooked it outdoors on an open fire. The bread was similar to some cooked in 1666 at the time of THe Great Fire of London.

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