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Hartley Primary School

Design &Technology at Hartley

At Hartley, pupils are taught to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on other areas of the curriculum such as mathematics, science, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


Our curriculum is culled from the national curriculum and 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  

  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others  

  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


D&T Curriculum Overview

Year Groups



Electrical Control

Food and Nutrition

Clothing and Textile

Year 1


Moving Pictures

Fruits and Vegetables

Year 2

Moving Vehicles

Perfect Pizzas



Year 3

Photograph Frames 

Moving Monsters

Sandwich Snacks

Year 4




Container - purses/wallets

Year 5

Moving Toys



Year 6