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Thurleigh Primary School

Thurleigh Primary School

Design Technology

At Thurleigh Primary School we encourage children to apply their ideas and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum. Design and Technology challenges the children to develop their knowledge and apply it practically to the design and creation of a variety of projects.

From cooking to making electrical circuits, children will design and make products using creativity and imagination.  Children will learn to build on their initial ideas and to become resourceful and innovative in order to develop their products.  They will also learn how to risk assess both their products and the processes involved in the production process.


Children will be encouraged to research and design functional and appealing projects that fulfil specific design criteria.  Building on their initial ideas to create well-designed plans of how to build their project to suit the purpose for which it has been created.


After designing their products, the children will use their plans to build, create and produce their product.  Learning how to select and use the appropriate materials and components to craft functional and appealing projects.


When their project is complete the children will then evaluate their work.  This supports the children’s ability to assess their own projects and others constructively. 

Children will also be introduced to a variety of food, being taught how to cool and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.  This links with both our science and PSHE curriculum.

We are currently reviewing our curriculum to ensure our children are able to make links in their learning across a range of other subject and there is a clear progression of skills across the whole primary phase.

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