Lower School Design Technology

Key Stage 2 Curriculum

In our Key Stage 2 Design Technology curriculum, children learn about the processes involved in design, from the earliest stages of planning their work, through to the practical skills, right up to the evaluation of their final product. Children work in small groups with specialist or class teachers, developing their skills in cooking, mechanisms and structures. 

Lessons take place in our Senior School’s Design Technology workshops where pupils enjoy the benefits of the facilities, expertise and resources. They are taught to use pillar drills, try squares, hand drills, saws and the laser cutter.  

Recent Lower School DT Newsletter Stories

Year 3 and 4 DT success!

Years 3 and 4 have just completed their first Design Technology project with Mr Butler.

The pupils have been working on a project to manufacture a coat hook device since the start of term.

The task has included designing, maths, problem solving, manufacturing and evaluation. The pupils also used industrial forming techniques together with a range of marking out and cutting tools. Lots of fun was had by all.

Theodore (Year 4) said it was the best lesson ever. Martin (Year 4) said he was going to set up a business to manufacture and export them all over the world.

Greenpower Goblin Project Update

After a six-month lockdown our Greenpower team were longing to get back to constructing the car we told you about earlier this year. As you may remember our Year 6 Design Technology team are building a customised go-cart to race!

Since lockdown we have done three sessions. In our most recent session we have fitted the battery into the practice car. We have also fixed the seat belt into the car’s frame. Soon we will be writing to sponsors in order to help us with equipment for the car. We will also be looking at the design of the body work. Watch out for more updates soon!