Home Page

Design and Technology

DT should provide children with a real life context for learning. At Meynell, we want to allow children to aspire to be more and to contribute to their community through creating opportunities for them in the wider world. Through the DT curriculum, children should be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real life purpose. We encourage children to consider bigger picture concepts through this such as conservation and health. We also use DT as a driver to challenge stereotypes and to encourage children to think about equality and fairness.

Progression of skills from EYFS to Y6

Subject coverage

Meynell worked together to help Cupid solve his problem.

Still image for this video

It has been a great experience to work with the 'Parsons Cross hopes and dreams' project. We have loved using our skills to create visions of our hopes and dreams for our local area. We were so proud to see them displayed at Parsons Cross library as part of the community project. You can now see them in our entrance hall..

Let's Go Fly a Kite

As part of our Design and Technology Y4 children learnt about the history of kites, the different designs and materials and equipment used in building them. They then planned, designed and built their own kites. The children then took their kites out on to the field and tested them.