Design & technology

  • Scheme of work covering Years 1-6
  • Complete National curriculum coverage
  • 100+ lesson plans, adaptable to other topics
  • Teacher and pupil demonstration videos

Skills developed

  • Cooking and nutrition: Where food comes from, balanced diet, preparation and cooking skills
  • Mechanical systems: Mimic natural movements using mechanisms such as cams, followers, levers and sliders
  • Textiles: Fastening, sewing and decorative fabric techniques including cross stitch, blanket stitch and appliqué
  • Electrical systems: Functional series circuits, individual circuit components, circuit diagrams and electrical products
  • Structures: Material functional and aesthetic properties, strength and stability, stiffen and reinforce structures
  • Digital world: Program products to monitor and control, develop designs with 2D and 3D CAD software

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Planning for the year?


Download the Kapow Primary D&T long-term plan here. The plan includes a standard KS1 and KS2 long term plan, a condensed curriculum and a mixed age plan.

You can also find our combined Art and D&T long term plan here, for schools who alternate between the subjects every half term.

Useful resources

Introducing Design and technology at Kapow Primary

Curriculum overview

Our Curriculum overview shows how Kapow Primary’s Design and technology scheme covers the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 and KS2

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Our approach

  • Authored by primary D&T specialists
  • Content based on D&T Association's "Projects on a Page" and beyond
  • A full scheme of work, easily adaptable to your teaching needs, time and resources
  • Clear progression of learning throughout KS1 and KS2
  • Relevant cross-curricular opportunities

Recently added

  • Four 'Digital world' units for KS2 teaching how to apply understanding of programming to control and monitor products designed for specific purposes. These units also provide opportunities to develop 2D and 3D CAD skills and develop knowledge of key events and individuals in D&T.
  • Assessment quiz and knowledge catcher for every unit of lessons.
  • Standard long-term plan, combined Art and D&T long-term plan and mixed-age two-year cycle.
  • A resources and costings spreadsheet that lists the costs of equipment and consumables required for each of our Design and technology units.
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Coming soon

  • Alternative themes for existing units to provide a greater choice of topics and applied-learning. (Autumn 2021)
  • Managing resources in D&T. (Autumn 2021)
  • Knowledge organisers for our Digital world units. (Autumn 2021)

Design and technology community group

For inspiration and support for Design and technology, join our facebook group.

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Subject partner

The Design and Technology Association supports high quality design, engineering and technology education.

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