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Design and Technology

At Norbury, we harness children's natural curiosity for the world around them through our practical D&T lessons. The skills learnt in the D&T topics ensure children learn and practice transferable skills across the curriculum.  Where possible, links are made to other subject areas particularly science, history and geography. This cross-curricular link engages the children and enhances knowledge learnt in these foundation subjects further.


The cyclical process involves researching existing products, designing and planning, making, evaluating and finally, modifying our products whilst fulfilling a design brief. The important element of the design brief is to ensure there is a clear user and purpose to the product we are designing.  To conclude the unit, children present their product ‘Dragon’s Den’ style which creates an opportunity for children to practice their oracy skills.

The technical skills covered throughout your child's time at Norbury ensure the children have exposure to:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Mechanical systems – pulleys, cams, levers, linkages
  • Construction / Building Structures
  • Textiles
  • Electrical Systems – series circuits, switches, bulbs, buzzers, motors.
  • Computer Aided Design


 Curriculum Overview

d t whole school yearly overview.pdf

 Curriculum Progression

design and technology progression of skills.pdf

Photos of Design and Technology at Norbury




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