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St Margaret's CEVA Primary School

Transforming lives by living and learning together in God's love

DT Long Term Plan







Year 1


Freestanding structures



Freestanding structures – making a Billy Goats Gruff Bridge

Learning about freestanding structures within our environment and designing and making our own Billy Goats Gruff Bridge.


Design and make a bird themed souvenir


Bird Feeders

Exploring different types of bird feeders before designing, making and evaluating our very own Bird feeder.


Sliders and levers



Moving space pictures

Learning about how to create sliders and levers, and then using these to create a moving space picture.


Year 2

Templates and joining



Capes for Traction Man

Creating and using templates and then using joining  techniques with textiles to create a new cape for Traction Man.


Preparing fruit and veg – making fruit smoothies



Creating a whole class recipe from individual investigations of food to then create an African fruit smoothie


Wheels and axles




Looking at the mechanisms

wheels and axles to create a catapult.



Year 3

2d shape to 3d product – sewing


“Ugg the stone age boy” - Sewing

Making soft trousers for Ugg

Shell structures




Making model  marble run mazes/ labyrinth


Healthy and varied diet



Making Wraps

Investigating and making wraps to take on a journey when following a map


Year 4



Pavilions - Monarchs

Designing a standing structure using 3D shaped drawings. Creating the wooden structure as designed and decorating with material.

Levers and linkages


Romans – Lever and linkages


Simple circuits and switches

Electricity - Torches

Combining Design and Technology skills with knowledge from science to make a nightlight.

Year 5

Mechanical systems -  gears, levers and pulleys

“The Iron Man” - Cranes
Using mechanical systems to make a crane to pull the Iron Man out of a hole.

Super salads



A healthy lifestyle – Super salads

Frame structures



Bird Hides

Year 6

Structures –making replicas of WW1 trenches



“Stay where you are and then leave” - WW1 model trenches


Creating replica/model WW1 trenches for

the purpose of displaying and educating a person/people.


Using different mechanisms for performance


Macbeth- creating character puppets and pop up scenes


Creating pop up books using scenes from Macbeth and developing an understanding of the different mechanisms needed. 

Creating table top puppets for Macbeth performances and again looking at the mechanisms needed to make the puppet move. 






Mayan themed wraps and packaging.



Investigating Mayan food and using this knowledge to design, create and evaluate Mayan wraps. Researching into packaging and designing packaging for our wraps.