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Design Technology at Padiham Primary School.


For our DT curriculum we follow The Lancashire Themed Curriculum. It allows for the implementation of the 2014 DT National Curriculum. It is a largely practical subject where we work on a two year cycle. All our children develop their DT skills across the areas of food, 2D and 3D mechanisms, textiles, structures, mechanical systems and electrical systems.

Click here to view how we organise our DT work from Reception to Year 6 across a two year cycle,

DT is a fun, practical subject. Throughout their work children are encouraged to investigate and disassemble existing products, design their own products for specific users, learn and develop skills with tools and fixings to produce quality products, and evaluate their product and make changes in order to create a better quality end product for the user.

We enjoy taking part in the Burnley Primary Engineer Challenge. This is a great way to showcase our skills in 3D mechanisms and electrical systems.

We also regularly take part in the annual challenge from Primary Engineer- If you were an engineer what would you do?