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Design Technology

Find out more about the curriculum here.

What has been happening in Design Technology lessons this year at Westerhope Primary School?

After reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff Year 1 designed a character puppet from the story. We practised some joining skills, pinning, stapling and gluing, before creating our final piece.

Year 3 have been sewing trousers for Ug- a boy in the Stone Age who wears stone trousers!

After reading the story of 'The Little Red Hen' Year 1 decided to make their own bread. They helped to weigh the ingredients, were amazed at how much the dough had risen and loved kneading it. There was such a lovely smell as the bread rolls baked and they tasted yummy too!

Land Yachts


Year 2 loved having a Design and Technology Day! We used resources sent from Tech Tom to make a moving vehicle. The children enjoyed designing their sails and testing how fast they travelled.

Year 3/4 have bee...n brilliant this week and have decorated biscuits to sell as part of our entreprise curriculum. The money we raise will support a bee charity. We selected which ingredients we wanted to use to make the best biscuits. Well done everyone!

STEM WEEK - As part of our BEE-rilliant work, Years 3 and 4 baked and evaluated their own honey chocolate chip biscuits. Fantastic work everyone!

Year 2- finger puppets


Year 2 have made their own owl finger puppet after reading The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark. We were really impressed by their sewing skills!

Year 3 have had a fantastic day cooking a wide range of healthy food. They thoroughly enjoyed the tasting part of the day!

Greek Day was great for demonstrating our baking and cookery skills so that Year 5 could design and make their own Greek dishes.

Year 5 worked on electrical power and mechanisms to drive the wheels of their space buggies.

Year 3 have been finding out about the food Stone Age people ate. They made pitta breads, stone age stew and a fruit pudding. The children loved having a Stone Age feast.
Year 3 have been using lots of DT skills to make their own playdough, stone age spears and roundhouses. Come and see our work displayed outside our classrooms.

Year 6 building upon their previous textiles work with their heraldic ‘Harry Potter’ scalf design. All ready for the trip to Alnwick Castle.

‘Stitch Head’ has inspired us to develop our stitching skills.

Our Reception children have been exploring different foods including pumpkins!





Year 1 know all about making healthy food choices.

Year 2 have made hedgehog houses and pop up books.

We love working alongside 'Technology Tom' on design projects. All our classes will have this opportunity over the school year. This year 2 class have been looking at how we use the wind to propel a vehicle. They considered aspects of the chassis design and wheels before the sail design. The land yachts were then test with giant hair dryers!

Our pupils have been thinking about food technology and the way we combine flavours to make healthy, nutritious meals. A chef from Chartwell’s came into school with the ‘On Your Marks’ cooking challenge. The children were invited to consider what makes a healthy meal then to prepare and taste the final dishes. Of course we had a bit of fun with timing of the cooking and the voting afterwards. They might try the recipes at home with their family.