Design and technology 

Design and technology at Dunalley enables our pupils to combine practical skills with being creative and imaginative. Through our planned curriculum, we enable our pupils to create a range of structures, products using - mechanisms, textiles and electrical systems and food products all with a real-life purpose.  Pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts that support other curriculum areas. The teaching of Design and Technology, across the school, follows the National Curriculum. It is carefully planned to ensure progression across the year groups alongside the opportunity to build on prior knowledge and skills. Children design products with a purpose in mind and an intended user of the products. We actively encourage the children to reuse and recycle materials to make new products as part of developing their awareness of environmental issues.   

Cooking and nutrition is implemented across the school with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare various healthy savoury products. We actively encourage the children to participate in the growing process in our school garden so they begin to understand seasonality and where food comes from. 

The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge, skills and understanding around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating units of work and lessons. Our staff have spent considerable time developing their long-term curriculum maps for their year groups to ensure that the full requirements of the National Curriculum are met.

These subject specific documents outline the content of the curriculum for each year group, across the academic year and provide an excellent insight into what each year group will be teaching. 

To access our curriculum progression maps please click on the following links:

OPEN DAY for 2024 Starters

20 Nov 2023

Another OPEN DAY for September 2024 Starters will take place on January 9th 2024 at 9.30am to 10.30am - please just come along!
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OPAL Bingo - Winners

15 Nov 2023

Coming Soon !
Another OPAL Bingo opportunity

OPAL Platinum Award

18 Apr 2023

Awarded Platinum
This award means that Dunalley primary has some of the best lunchtime play opportunities in the country for all their pupils.

Sports Day

24 Mar 2023

Sports Day 
KS2 - 11th July 
KS1 - 13th July

OPAL Bingo

31 Jan 2023

The competition has started, which class can conmplete their OPAL Bingo card?

Parent Walkthrough - Read, Write Inc KS1

13 Jan 2023

Parents/Carers are invited to our Walk through on Thursday 2nd February from 9am to 9.30am

Healthy Schools Award

16 Dec 2022

We are thrilled to have been awarded the Healthy Schools Award

Year 6 Art

21 Nov 2022

Our Year 6 children have prodiced some fabulous art work.

Call of the Wild

04 Oct 2022

Our Year 6 residential week is underway.The children are having a fabulous time.

Y6 - Secondary School Open Days

16 Sep 2022

Over the coming few weeks there are a number of open days in the local area that we would like to make you aware of.