Stansfield Hall Church of England | Methodist Church Primary School

Let Your Light Shine - Matthew 5:14

Todmorden Road, Littleborough, Lancashire OL15 9PR

01706 378273

Welcome to

Stansfield Hall Primary School

Church of England | Methodist Church

"Learning and Achieving in a Caring Community"

Design and Technology

“Design is thinking made visual.”

Saul Bass

Our Design and Technology curriculum at Stansfield Hall has been developed to meet the scope of the National Curriculum and Design and Technology Program of Study. Our aim for our curriculum is that it piques the curiosity of our learners to encourage them to look at the world to discover not just what is there, but to question how it works.  

Using KAPOW as a starting framework we have consciously selected units that provide children with the knowledge and skills to be able to fully understand the purpose and usefulness and processes involved in the many aspects of our world. Our D&T curriculum will provide opportunities to solve real and relevant problems, allowing our pupils to develop essential everyday skills and unlock their potential to be the designers and innovators of tomorrow. 

In EYFS, the foundations of our design and technology curriculum are laid through Understanding the World, Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design. Children are encouraged to incorporate their exploration of the natural world to stimulate enquiry as to how the world around them works. In PD they begin to use small tools to create, and in EAD they combine these skills to choose what to make and how to make it. 

From Explorers to Year 6, our children figure out how to design, create and evaluate their own creations using the technical skills they develop and apply them appropriately. 

Our design curriculum takes each of our children through different designs opportunities, with clear progression in each of the following areas: 

  • Mechanisms
  • Structures
  • Textiles
  • Food
  • Electrical Systems
  • Digital World 

The Kapow Primary scheme is a spiral curriculum, with key areas revisited again and again with increasing complexity, allowing pupils to revisit and build on their previous learning. Lessons incorporate a range of teaching strategies from independent tasks, paired and group work including practical hands-on, computer-based and inventive tasks. This variety means that lessons are engaging and appeal to those with a variety of learning styles. 

Throughout all of these, children are supported to continually develop their skills, trusting in their ability to produce designs that impact the world. 

Autumn Spring Summer
Explorers EYFS
Year 1 Mechanisms
A Moving Story Book
A Balanced Diet
Discoverers Years 2/3
Cycle A
Baby Bear's Chair
Cross Stitch and Applique
Eating Seasonally
Years 2/3
Cycle B
Fairground Wheel
Digital World
Electronic Charm
Pioneers Years 4/5
Cycle A
Electrical Systems
Sling Shot Car
Years 4/5
Cycle B
Cooking and Nutrition / Adapting a Recipe
Pop-up Book
Stuffed Toys
Year 6 Digital World
Navigating the World
Cooking and Nutrition - Come Dine with Me