Getting ahead on planning in DT

Schemes of work, lesson plans and units to reinvigorate design and technology planning

Tes Resources Team

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Revitalise your food, textiles and product design planning with these hand-picked resources

Just as we experiment in the kitchen, alter on the sewing machine and mend in the workshop, it’s worth taking the time to make tweaks to your planning, so that your students are getting the very best out of each lesson.

We’ve done the hard work for you and have gathered together a range of creative schemes of work, lesson plans and presentations, all created by teachers in the Tes community.

KS3 resources

Delve into the world of vegetables and help learners create a variety of meals using simple ingredients with inspiration from this detailed scheme of work*. Alternatively, introduce learners to CAD with this confectionary box project pack, containing a comprehensive scheme of work and pupil-friendly workbook.

Why not create a project based on every teenager’s pride and joy – their mobile phones? This collection of lesson plans, with an accompanying presentation, is ideal for teaching basic machine sewing skills and construction skills to create a phone cover using recycled fabrics.  

KS4 resources

Take time in the kitchen to familiarise your students with fats, oils, sugars and sweeteners with help from this whole-term presentation*, which is ideal for the new food and nutrition qualification. Or, help pupils master the art of bread making, and how to make it a marketable final product, with this scheme of work.

This extensive practical skills booklet*, covering topics such as fabric manipulation, joining techniques and colouring fabrics, can form the foundation of your textiles planning.

Post-16 resources

Plan coursework lessons around this step-by-step guide, which has been designed to help AS students prepare their textiles portfolios. Or, help product design classes improve their drawing skills using this range of presentations, in which pupils disassemble and analyse old mobile phones.

For older learners, this easily adaptable scheme of work is packed full of ideas for spicing up food lessons.

Quick links

KS3 resources KS4 resources Post-16 resources
Vegetables SoW* Food and nutrition presentation* Textiles coursework guide
Confectionary box project pack Bread making SoW Drawing skills presentations
Phone cover lesson plans Textiles skills booklet* Food SoW

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