Otley Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 2PT

01274 583 900


Shipley C.E. Primary School

Nurturing Creative Thinking for Life Long Learning

Please note that we have nursery places available. Please call the office on 01274 583900. Have a look at our remote learning leaflet for parents within policies.

Design Technology



Each unit of work in our curriculum has an important part to play in supporting our pupils to acquire the important knowledge they need to prepare them for their next phase of education.  

Our Curriculum Overview

Click here to see our curriculum overview 

Click here to see the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Design Technology




Design Technology

By the end of Y6 we want our pupils to:-

  • Be able to perform everyday tasks confidently; have the creative, technical and practical expertise to participate successfully in an ever increasingly technological world.
  • Have built a repertoire of knowledge and understanding to enable them to design and make high-quality products for a wide range of users.
  • Have the necessary skills and knowledge to evaluate and test their ideas and products, and the work of others.
  • Understand the importance of a healthy diet; know how to cook. 

How can you help at home?

Ways you might help your child to get a head start in Design Technology;

  • Teach your child to prepare simple foods; e.g. sandwiches, baking, fruit, salads; knowledge about food and healthy eating is central to DT. 
  • Scissor skills, stitching, measuring are all important DT skills and will help your child to make high-quality products.
  • Provide lots of experience of making models; for example, following instructions for building lego models, following recipes, making models from "junk" materials.