Design & Technology

At Hethersett Woodside Primary School, our aim is to prepare children for the developing world; to encourage them to become creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team.  

Our children learn practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues.  

Children are taught a range of skills in each design technology area to enable them to select the most appropriate method to solve problems that occur.  We assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.

Our school curriculum is linked to our inquiry topics and we aim for it to be an inspiring and practical subject.  We provide opportunities for children to demonstrate creativity and imagination and we offer them real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.  Our approach has many cross curricular links, especially with science, our planet and healthy living.  Through this, we teach children how to take risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.


We have designed our own sequence of learning based around revisiting four key areas in order to meet the objectives of the Design & Technology Primary Curriculum. Projects related to Textiles, Construction, Mechanisms and Food & Nutrition are revisited each year, with previously acquired knowledge and skills revised and new ones developed.

See below for our overview:

Design and Technology Curriculum Overview 

Ideas and resources to support your child’s learning at home:

Preparing a range of food with your children is great fun and cooking and nutrition forms a big part of the Design & Technology curriculum.

  • Twinkl: Loads of different design sheets for models, cakes, robots.
  • BBC Teach KS1 D&T: Short clips showing you how to design and make a variety of fun items.

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mrs Louise Mainwaring
Deputy Headteacher: Mr Sam Carter
Assistant Head teachers: Mrs Nicola Ingham and Mrs Samantha Easey

Tel: 01603 810674 (Finance and Personnel enquiries) (Parent / Carer general enquiries)

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