Tattershall Primary School

Tattershall Primary School
Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4QZ T: 01526 342045 E: enquiries@tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk

Design and Technology

We believe technology to be a vital component of the curriculum. Not only does it give children the opportunity to develop design and construction skills but it also draws on and enhances learning in other areas of the curriculum and develops problem solving skills.


Design and technology helps to prepare children for the developing world. It is our intent for the children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Our aim is for the children to use their imagination and creativity to design and make a range of products, drawing on their mathematics, science, computing, and art knowledge. In food technology lessons children will be given the opportunity to cook, understand the importance of nutrition and healthy eating as well as acquiring important life skills.


At Tattershall Primary we follow ‘Kapow Primary’ scheme of work. Kapow Primary supports the national curriculum expectations and is designed to show development and progression of skills across the key stages.

Children will be given opportunities to work within the three principal areas of development.

The Key areas of learning focused upon through Kapow Primary are:

Through these key areas the children have opportunities to create, explore, apply and problem solve. Each unit of lessons includes teaching aids and visual instruction for pupils, to support both the teaching of skills and techniques, as well as pupils learning. Using Kapow, we aim to deliver lessons of a high standard and ensure pupil progression.

KS1 cover five units over the course of the year, the units are: food, mechanisms, structures, textiles and mechanisms. KS2 cover five units over the course of the year, the units are: food, mechanical systems, structures, textiles, digital world, electrical systems. All units will be taught weekly or by blocking depending on the class topic.

After the implementation of Kapow Primary’s DT scheme, pupils should leave primary school equipped with a range of techniques and the confidence and creativity to form a solid foundation for further learning at Key Stage 3 and beyond.
The expected impact is that children will:



What we want our children to know: Knowledge organisers

Year 1

Structures – Windmills
Food - Design a fruit and veg smoothie
Mechanisms - Moving pictures story book


Year 2

Cooking and Nutrition – A Balanced Diet

Textiles – Pouches

Mechanisms – Making a Moving Monster

Structures – Baby Bear’s Chair

Mechanisms – Fairground Wheel

A Balanced Diet


Making a Moving Monster

Baby Bear’s Chair

Fairground Wheel

Year 3/4

Treasure box
Seasonal food


Year 4/5

Greek labyrinth
Pop up books


Year 6

Chinese pottery
Electrical ski lift – fair ground ride



In Design and Technology Class 2 have been looking at structures and windmills. We looked at the three main parts, the structure, turbine and axle. The children designed and made their windmills out of card and pipe cleaners.


In design and technology class 2 have made fruit smoothies. They were very safe and careful when cutting the fruit and followed all the rules. They loved making the smoothies, even if they didn't all enjoy tasting them 🙂