St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940

Design Technology

Subject Intent

At St Edmund’s our Design Technology Curriculum endeavours to develop pupils’ creative, technical and practical skills for completing their everyday tasks confidently and successfully. At St Edmund’s, we recognise the importance of developing children’s communication, which is at the heart of Design Technology when working together, using our ever- developing vocabulary and spoken skills. In Design Technology we provide opportunities for the pupils to develop their skills in designing and making their own prototypes and products. Pupils learn to work together in critiquing, evaluating, testing and comparing their project designs and further develop their communication so that they are able to articulate their views and ideas. This supports every child to become an independent thinker, and to face challenges with perseverance and resilience.
Design technology experiences are used to equip pupils, and support our community, with the skills to operate successfully in the wider world.

If you would like to know more about the design technology curriculum at St Edmund's, please arrange an appointment with your child's teacher, or alternatively follow links on this page to the statutory information.


Construction Creations!

Lots of nursery children enjoy building and making their own towers and creations during continuous provision. 

Food Technology: Chinese New Year

During their Chinese New Year celebrations, the Nursery children enjoyed tasting Chinese food. 

 Food Technology: Superworm Sundaes

Reception have been reading the story of 'Superworm'. On World Book Day they made 'Superworm Sundaes'. The children had to follow instructions, using chocolate mousse for the underground and crumbled biscuits for the soil. Then added the worms! Yummy!



Year 1 & 2 spent time talking about mechanisms and explored some moving pictures in books. They found pop up pictures, lever and sliders.

They created their own sliders and levers. They had to use our cutting skills and learn about how the pictures can move.

Finally, they used all of their skills from the unit to create a moving picture. The moving pictures are of London in 1666 during the Great Fire.

Look at the amazing sliders and levers they have created!

Lower KS2

Food Technology: The Great Bread Bake Off

Year 3/4 had lots of preparations for the amazing creations our amateur bakers would be baking. They learned about the history of Warburtons Bakers and designed their own new products using a range of ingredients.

They explored a range of sweet and savoury ingredients and discussed which could be combined together to create a new and unique product.

Upper KS2

Electrical Systems: Programming Micro:bits

Year 5/6 are getting to grips with applying their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control products. To get started, they investigated Micro:bits - simple computers that can be programmed to control products. 

Children can practise programming Micro:bits at home without having to buy anything at all!

Micro:bit inchworms are complete! Following the Design Brief and choosing the design they thought would work most, they created their micro:bit inchworms, created the circuit and attached it using a servo. Some of them were quite successful!!