KS1 - Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AE - KS2 - School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY


The New Forest C of E Primary School and Nursery

Design Technology



Through our Design Technology curriculum, we aim to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world, build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users and critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others and understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


We follow the 2014 National Curriculum and our expectation is that all children are showing progress in line with national expectations. It is the responsibility of each class teacher to monitor and ensure that this progress is made. The subject leader works with each teacher to monitor this progress and to ensure that sufficient challenge is given to each child.


Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Reception Autumn Wreaths Egg Threading Let's Get Crafty
Year 1 Constructing Windmills Textiles: Puppets Food: Fruit and Vegetables.
Year 2 Hidden Sugars in Drinks Making A Moving Monster Map it Out Baby Bears Chair
Year 3 Digital World: Electronic Charm Food: Eating Seasonably Structures: Constructing a Castle
Year 4  Electrical Systems: Torches

Structure: Pavilions

Mechanical Systems: Making a Slingshot Car
Year 5 Electrical Systems: Doodlers Mechanical Systems: Making a Popup Book. Food: What Could Be Healthier?
Year 6 Textiles: Waistcoats Structure: Playgrounds Digital World: Navigating the World.


Teachers measure the impact of the curriculum through formative and summative assessment. From this assessment teachers will adapt and change their planning according to the needs of all of the children. Subject leaders will also measure the impact of the curriculum through learning walks, pupil voice and teacher surveys. Individual pupil data, in accordance with objectives within the National Curriculum, is collected and analysed three times a year. This data is recorded on the school’s electronic data base (INSIGHT) to monitor attainment and progress.