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Meynell Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve

Design and Technology

Design Technology 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 Design Technology 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 Design Technology as a driver to challenge stereotypes and to encourage children to think about equality and fairness.


Curriculum Content

Topics include:


  • Mechanisms
  • Structures
  • Textiles
  • Food Technology
  • Electrical systems
  • Mechanical systems



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