Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. 

Our design and technology maps can be found here. 

D&T Curriculum on a Page.pdf

Design and Technology Policy

Design & Technology Differentiation and SEND Provision - the strategies we use in class to enable pupils with SEND to access the D&T curriculum 


D&T Differentiation and SEND Provision.pdf

Images showing some of our work in Design and Technology

The upper juniors have researched, designed and made their own 'Steady Hand' games, incorporating their electrical circuits knowledge. They really enjoyed playing with each others games!

The children in Pankhurst have been using their computing skills in D&T to produce reaction games. They coded their mircro:bits, before designing and making their games in pairs.  

The children in Attenborough have used their electricity knowledge alongside their D&T skills. They researched, designed and made working lighthouses.  

The Year 6 girls from across the Federation were invited to JCB to partake in an 'Engineering Day for Women'. They enjoyed working through a range of activities in groups and witnessed the wonders of 3D printing.



Children across a number of classes have been studying and making bridges. The EYFS children have explored making bridges with a variety of equipment. The Key Stage 1 children learnt joining techniques, as well as investigating how to make bridges stronger, before designing making and testing their own bridges. 

The children in Bradley Infants have been studying castles. They thought carefully about the features of castles and how to join the cardboard using tabs. 

The KS2 children have been investigating ''mechanisms' and the affect they have. They then designed and made a cam toy, based on their topic ' Crime and Punishment'.  

The EYFS children enjoyed building structures together.  

Key Stage 1 children practising cooking techniques.

The children designed and sewed Christmas decorations with help from Parent, Grandparent and Aunt volunteers

Bradley Restaurant Launch Event

The children at Bradley have been learning about healthy eating and how important having a balanced diet is.

We asked the children to design a balanced meal using all the knowledge of food groups, minerals and vitamins that they have been learning about over the past 5 weeks.

The children designed the following meal:

Starter - Tomato Soup

Main - Bean Chilli with Rice and Tortilla chips

Dessert - Fruit Salad and Ice Cream

The children designed posters and invited their families to join them to celebrate their learning, they prepared the meal during the afternoon and served it after school, everybody thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Bradley Restaurant!

Brailsford Peake Class proudly showing some of their latest creatings in D&T

Textiles – the children made ‘scrubs bags' for NHS workers. 

We took part in a Guinness World Records Competition

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Week - The children enjoyed a busy week. 


The KS2 children, after a visit from a local female engineer, investigated the role women have played in STEM through the years and prepared presentations for each other. 


The whole federation joined together when Severn Trent visited to discuss water pollution. KS1 then considered the plastic pollution in the oceans and KS2 investigated ways to filter water. 


EYFS and KS1 became 'Engineers' designing bridges for the 'Gingerbread Man' and a package to carry 'Jack and the Beanstalk's' golden egg  without breaking it.


The children at Bradley visited Heage Windmill  to study how it worked before making their own. 


The week was rounded off with the children working in mixed aged groups to design and make boats to carry the salt dough biscuits they had made. 


Attenborough Class recently spent the morning at Pizza Express, Derby where they learned all about food preparation. They had a go at making their own pizzas, which provided a tasty snack back at school.