Design Technology


Design and Technology at Moss Hall aims to develop children's practical designing and making ability, and their creativity in solving real and relevant problems. We enable children to gain experience designing, making and evaluating a range of products, with a specific purpose for a particular user.

Our children gain experience working within 5 strands of design and technology: structures, mechanical systems, food and nutrition, electrical systems, textiles.

We aim to guide children through a process of iterative design where they are able to test, evaluate and improve their designs as they go. We draw on their knowledge from across the curriculum and their own experiences.



At Moss Hall we...

  • follow an iterative design process, allowing children to evaluate and improve as they develop and create products
  • deepen and consolidate understanding by returning to areas of DT throughout their time at Moss Hall





At Moss Hall we…

  • teach children to design, make and evaluate products that have a purpose
  • build children’s experience with using a range of practical equipment throughout their time in Moss Hall






At Moss Hall we…

  • give children opportunities to assess their own work through evaluating their product iterative design process
  • seek to make progress after self-assessment, through investigation, evaluation and adaptation


Long Term Overview
  EYFS Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Autumn 1 Using a range of materials to create self-portraits     Structures: Mini Greenhouses      
Autumn 2 Using a range of materials to explore diversity and celebrations Structures: Homes Mechanisms: 1700 Fire Engine   Electrical Systems: Alarms    
Spring 1
Explore different materials freely, to develop ideas about how to use them and what to make.

Develop own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them
    Mechanisms: Moving Books   Structures: Bird House Builders  
Spring 2 Mechanisms: Chassis and Axles Food & Nutrition: Designing a Healthy Dish   Food: Roman Stew   Electrical Systems: Mechanical Toy (Computer Controlled )
Summer 1
Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Share creations, explaining the process used.
Food: Making Healthy Sandwiches     Textiles: Weaving Structures: Moving Bridges (Computer Controlled) Textiles: Waistcoats
Summer 2   Textiles: Sewing bags Food: Salads   Food: Fairtrade Cake Food: Making Bread
Progression Map