Nether Kellet Primary School
Nether Kellet Primary School

Design Technology

We study a skills-based curriculum for Design and Technology linked with our themes. Where appropriate, it is linked with the Science.

Please see in the Theme section for the termly overviews of content and skills.

See below for examples of our exciting Design and Technology projects.

Mechanisms (Gears, pulleys, cams, levels and linkages)

KS1 – Mechanisms

Key Stage 1: To explore and use mechanisms, such as levers, sliders, wheels and axles, in their products.

Key Stage 2: To understand and use mechanical systems in their products, such as gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages.


  • Designing, making, evaluating and improving.
  • Researching, understanding, cutting and joining materials

Sycamore Class: Christmas decorations

Chestnut Class: Cushions