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Design and Technology

Miss LeVardi is our schools Design Technology Subject Leader.


Miss LeVardi loves the practical aspect to DT and enjoys working with the children to see their excitement once they have finished their DT projects. She believes it gives a chance for all children to display their talents. 


In our school, we allow children the opportunity to plan, design and evaluate their work. We also look at different designers throughout the curriculum to ensure children are aware of different designers and this provides them with different aspirations. 



How we intend DT is taught in our school?

Our Lady & St. Anselm’s understands that Design and Technology allows pupils to solve problems, think creatively and develop ideas within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. The school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity, as well as preparing them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing.


What we aim to achieve in DT?

We are aware that within our local area of Whitworth there is a range of engineering and joinery industries. We try where possible to make links to our topic studied in class to make learning experiences real, as well as relevant connections to science and maths. As we are a Healthy Eating School, we know that health and nutrition is important and we encourage the children to eat a healthy, balanced diet. We therefore ensure the children study a health and nutrition DT topic each year and are given opportunities to learn skills for cooking.


Curriculum Plan 2023-2024



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Making their own pizza and fruit salad

Make superhero capes and masks

Plan a party

Make shadow puppets

Make pancakes

Make Chinese drums and dragons


Make castles

Make puppets

Make lighthouses

Year 1





Moving Storybook: Sliders





Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie


Year 2






A Balanced Diet

 Wacky races 

Baby bear’s chair


Year 3




Eating Seasonally



Pneumatic Toys 

Electrical Posters 


Year 4









Slingshot Cars

Adapting a Recipe

Year 5

Pop-up Books 

Electric Greetings Cards 

Stuffed Toys 



What Could Be Healthier?


Year 6


Come Dine With Me

Steady Hand Games 


Automata Toys