Design Technology teaching resources for early years, KS1 & KS2

Here is our library of primary D&T resources to take your pupils through the design process from construction to evaluation. Includes creative teaching ideas, planning worksheets and evaluation grids.


Design a Bug
A designing and making challenge with a science focus on materials.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Materials | Published: 18/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Everyday materials
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Playdough recipe
A pictorial recipe with tips for parent helpers and/or teaching  … read more
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F Y1 Y2  | Published: 12/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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How to make a simple moving vehicle
A moving vehicle design challenge including simple instructions  … read more
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Y3 Y4  | Published: 05/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Fun with flowers
A cross-curricular Art and Music activity based on flowers and  … read more
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F Y1  | Published: 16/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Techniques | Designing and making
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All the fun of the fair!
Children are challenged to think about the forces for fairground  … read more
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Y5 Y6  | Published: 17/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Make a monster!
Design and make a soft toy monster. Includes a design template,  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 29/04/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Iron Age recipes
Make a traditional Iron Age meal of soup and oatcakes.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 26/03/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Prehistoric Britain and featured in our teaching pack(s) Teaching and learning pack: Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
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Iron Age activity cards
A set of activity cards for an Iron Age experience day. Laminate  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 18/03/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Prehistoric Britain and featured in our teaching pack(s) Teaching and learning pack: Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
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Make your own Iron Age round house
Cut out the template and glue to make a round house for a Celtic  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 11/03/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Prehistoric Britain and featured in our teaching pack(s) Teaching and learning pack: Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
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Sand island design
Children design and then create an island in the sand! Children  … read more
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Y1 Y2  | Published: 05/06/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Building a Norman castle
A simple set of instructions to guide children through the construction  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 07/11/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making and featured in our teaching pack(s) Castles project pack
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Designing a shield for a knight
Explore the different patterns for shield designs and create  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 10/07/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making and featured in our teaching pack(s) Castles project pack
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Medieval recipes
Try out some of these traditional recipes.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 25/04/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making and featured in our teaching pack(s) Castles project pack
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How to make a surprise hanging bauble box
A fun Christmas maths activity. Included are illustrated instructions  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 21/11/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Christmas and featured in our teaching pack(s) Christmas Project Pack - Bearing gifts we traverse afar
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Recycled Christmas wreaths
A great idea for encouraging the principals of reduce, reuse,  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 16/11/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Christmas and featured in our teaching pack(s) Christmas Project Pack - Bearing gifts we traverse afar
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Design and make a Christmas cupcake!
A fun activity with a tasty outcome! Children must work collaboratively  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 16/11/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Christmas and featured in our teaching pack(s) Christmas Project Pack - Bearing gifts we traverse afar
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Design a Christmas stamp
Use this simple template to create a seasonal stamp. Children  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4  | Published: 16/11/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Christmas and featured in our teaching pack(s) Christmas Project Pack - Bearing gifts we traverse afar
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Christmas dinner – a healthy balanced meal
Calculate the calorific values of different Christmas dinner  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Life processes and living things | Published: 16/11/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Human body | Christmas
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Design your own bunting
Use this design sheet to consider themes and materials used before  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Queen's Jubilee | Published: 20/06/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Design a Jubilee Stamp
Use this worksheet for designing a stamp to commemorate the Queen's  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Queen's Jubilee | Published: 19/04/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Design some royal bunting
Use this worksheet for designing bunting to commemorate the Queen's  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Queen's Jubilee | Published: 19/04/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Design your own celebration mug
A step by step guide to designing your commemorative mug. Carry  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Queen's Jubilee | Published: 23/02/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Sock monkey template
Don't throw old socks away! Use this template to create a simple  … read more
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Y5 Y6  | Published: 19/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making and featured in our teaching pack(s) World War II project pack
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101 uses for a plastic bottle - design sheet
Develop alternative uses for a plastic water bottles. Children  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 19/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making and featured in our teaching pack(s) World War II project pack
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Tree-mendous tree houses
Work through the PowerPoint evaluating a selection of tree house  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 14/07/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making and featured in our teaching pack(s) Outdoor learning project pack
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Evaluating money containers
Thinking of making money containers? Why not evaluate some examples  … read more
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Y4  | Published: 22/07/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Evaluating and testing
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Use your loaf!
A useful sheet to compare and evaluate different types of bread  … read more
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Y5  | Published: 22/07/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Evaluating and testing
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Time to evaluate
A super mind map with Design Technology headings which can be  … read more
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Y5 Y6  | Published: 01/07/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Evaluating and testing and featured in our teaching pack(s) Castles project pack
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Delightful designs
Get creative! Set up a company, design and make a necklace with  … read more
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Y5  | Published: 21/06/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Create a cupcake
A delicious design technology project for groups of three to  … read more
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Y3 Y4  | Published: 04/06/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Bags of design
Design and make a drawstring bag. The children are encouraged  … read more
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Y5 Y6  | Published: 27/05/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Designing your moving storybook
A useful worksheet for designing a moving storybook. This resource  … read more
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Y4 | Toys | Published: 22/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Designing a moving toy
This fits in with the Y5 QCA unit on moving toys. A lovely resource  … read more
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Y5 | Toys | Published: 28/01/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Containers
Examine containers before planning and making one of your own.  … read more
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Y4 Y5  | Published: 21/01/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Light it up!
Useful worksheets to evaluate, design and make different torches  … read more
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Y4  | Published: 26/11/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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Thinking about biscuits
This fits in with the Y5 QCA DT unit on making biscuits. Evaluate  … read more
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Y5  | Published: 12/11/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making
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How to make a Christmas sweet cone
A PowerPoint presentation following instructions. A lovely activity  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 27/11/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Instructions | Christmas and featured in our teaching pack(s) Christmas Project Pack - Bearing gifts we traverse afar
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Build The Three Little Pigs' house
A set of instructions for children to read to make a home for  … read more
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Y1 Y2  | Published: 13/11/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making and featured in our teaching pack(s) Outdoor learning project pack
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How to make a hanging snowman
Read the instructions and make your snowman. Includes follow-up  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 17/10/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Instructions | Christmas and featured in our teaching pack(s) Christmas Project Pack - Bearing gifts we traverse afar
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