Design and Technology


Welcome to the Design and Technology page, maintained by Design and Technology Lead, Miss Blatherwick.


Our intent, across the school, is to ensure all children get the chance to build a portfolio of projects that promote a love of creativity and exploration. Our Design and Technology curriculum encourages children to develop skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food.

Design and Technology Notices

Y3 & Y4 Camping at Colwick

The children had an amazing time this week at Colwick Adventure Park learning skills: Den building, archery, high rope and wall climbing, problem solving, dry rafting, orienteering and of course washing pots!. Learning new skills and showing how Parkdale show...

Jam sandwiches ! History in action!

Jam sandwiches ! History in action!

Today we found out about snacks in the past. In the 1930s children had less fresh produce and ate lots of preserves and canned goods. We tried making our own sandwiches, refining a firm manipulation skill and then seeing what we think of them!

Parkdale Tart Sale

Parkdale Tart Sale Year 5 are excited to share that they will be selling jam and lemon curd tarts to raise money towards sponsoring some rainforest animals based on our learning this term. We are asking for donations in exchange for some delicious sweet treats! The...


Here are some examples of the wonderful projects completed across the school. Don’t forget to check out our fabulous Crunchy Architecture structures, these were the outcomes from a family competition held during STEAM week.

Design and Technology Documents & Resources

Curriculum Information

Design and Technology Review 2021-22
Design and Technology Review 20-21
Design and Technology Whole School Overview
Design and Technology Progression Steps
Design and Technology on a Page