Our Lady's Abingdon - Lower School Design Technology

Lower School Design Technology

Key Stage 2 Curriculum

In our Key Stage 2 Design Technology curriculum, children learn about the processes involved in design, from the earliest stages of planning their work, through to the practical skills, right up to the evaluation of their final product. Children work in small groups with specialist or class teachers, developing their skills in cooking, mechanisms and structures.

Lessons take place in our Senior School’s Design Technology workshops where pupils enjoy the benefits of the facilities, expertise and resources. They are taught to use pillar drills, try squares, hand drills, saws and the laser cutter.

Lower School DT Stories

Year 3 and 4 DT success!

Years 3 and 4 completed their first Design Technology project with Mr Butler.

The pupils worked on a project to manufacture a coat hook device.  The task included designing, maths, problem solving, manufacturing and evaluation. The pupils also used industrial forming techniques together with a range of marking out and cutting tools. Lots of fun was had by all.

Theodore (Year 4) said “it was the best lesson ever”.

Martin (Year 4) said “I am going to set up a business to manufacture and export them all over the world.”

Greenpower Goblin Project

After a six-month lockdown our Greenpower team were longing to get back to constructing the car they were told about earlier in the year; the Year 6 Design Technology team building a customised go-cart to race!

Since lockdown they completed three sessions. In the most recent session they fitted the battery into the practice car.  They also fixed the seat belt into the car’s frame.  Next they will be writing to sponsors in order to help with equipment for the car.  They will also be looking at the design of the body work. Watch out for more updates soon!