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Design and Technology lesson plans, projects and activities for primary teachers.

These DT units include 5-6 lesson plans with slides, activities and printable resources such as worksheets, challenge cards, information about working safely with tools and materials, or instructions for designing and making. They are highly differentiated and well-suited for teaching either year group within a phase, e.g. Years 1/2, Years 3/4 or Years 5/6. They're packed full of creative DT project ideas, and designed to ensure excellent coverage of the new National Curriculum Design and Technology objectives.

  • PlanBee Free Sample DT Primary Lesson Planning from Year 1 to Year 6 | PlanBee

    SAMPLE DT Lessons from Year 1 to Year 6

    Looking for DT schemes of work for KS1 or KS2? Download these free sample DT lessons to get a taste for what PlanBee DT lessons provide. There...

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  • PlanBee Moving Pictures: KS1 DT Primary Resources for Year 1

    Moving Pictures

    These fun-filled KS1 Design and Technology 'Moving Pictures' lesson plans for Year 1 will get their imaginations soaring as they think up exciting ...

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  • PlanBee Homes: Primary DT scheme of work for Year 1

    Homes

    Turn your children into budding architects with these KS1 'Homes' lessons for Year 1. Full of practical activities and inspirational ideas, these D...

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  • PlanBee Eat More Fruit and Vegetables: KS1 DT scheme of work

    Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

    This Year 1 DT 'Eat More Fruit and Vegetables' scheme of work is a great way to get your class excited about healthy eating as they explore a varie...

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  • PlanBee Playgrounds: Complete set of DT Lessons for Year 1

    Playgrounds

    Everyone loves a good playground and this 'Playgrounds' scheme of work for Year 1 gives your class the chance to make their very own models of play...

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  • PlanBee FREE Make Paper Toys Moving Toys KS1 DT Lesson | PlanBee

    FREE Mini-Scheme: Creating Paper Toys

    This free mini-scheme will give your class the chance to make paper toys. They will practise the important skill of cutting whilst they make easy p...

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  • PlanBee Flying Kites: Complete set of DT lessons for KS1

    Flying Kites

    Let's go fly a kite! These DT 'Flying Kites' lessons for Year 1 and 2 are full of fun activities that will teach your children how to test differen...

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  • PlanBee How to Make a Fire Engine | KS1 DT lessons by PlanBee

    Making Fire Engines

    Get your children excited about fire engines with this fun ‘Making Fire Engines’ DT scheme of work for KS1. Your class will explore modern fire eng...

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  • PlanBee Teddy Bears Picnic Ideas and DT Lessons by PlanBee

    Teddy Bear's Picnic

    Join Mr Bear and make a range of delicious picnic foods with your KS1 class. You'll learn about different types of foods and have the chance to exp...

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  • PlanBee Wacky Windmills - DT Primary Resources for KS1 | PlanBee

    Wacky Windmills

    Visit a variety of windmills around the world and encourage them to get their builder hats on with this 'Wacky Windmills' scheme of work for Year 1...

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  • PlanBee Delightful Decorations KS1 DT Lessons by PlanBee

    Delightful Decorations

    Enter into the Christmas spirit with this festive scheme of work for Year 1/2! Your class will develop their cutting and sewing skills whilst makin...

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  • PlanBee Seaside Snacks: Primary DT Cookery Lessons for KS1 from PlanBee

    Seaside Snacks

    These super Seaside Snack DT lessons for KS1 will get your class tasting, exploring and thinking about a range of foods. The first five lessons eac...

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  • PlanBee Stable Structures KS1 DT Lessons by PlanBee

    Stable Structures

    Get your KS1 class making stable structures and developing their DT skills with this series of 5 DT lessons. This KS1 DT scheme of work incorporate...

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  • PlanBee Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT | Year 1 & Year 2 | PlanBee

    Moving Minibeasts

    This complete Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work contains six fun-filled lessons where your class will learn how to make three different mecha...

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  • PlanBee Moving Vehicles KS1 Year 2 DT Lesson Planning | Teaching Resources

    Vehicles

    Let your DT teaching zoom into focus with this set of Moving Vehicles KS1 lesson plans for Year 2! Your class will investigate a variety of differe...

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  • PlanBee Puppets KS1 DT Lesson Planning Pack for Year 2

    Puppets

    Welcome to the world of puppets! This Puppets KS1 DT lesson planning pack is full of fun activities and projects for your Year 2 class as they find...

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  • PlanBee Cooking Year 2 DT | Cooking with Kids Pizza | PlanBee

    Perfect Pizzas

    This Year 2 DT 'Perfect Pizzas' scheme of work is a great way to get your class excited about healthy eating as they explore pizzas, discovering wh...

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  • PlanBee Superheroes KS1 Cross-Curricular Topic Planning by PlanBee

    Superheroes Topic

    Are you ready for an adventure? 'Superheroes!' includes all the resources for 17 lessons for KS1 children aged 5-7. The lessons cover a whole range...

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  • PlanBee All About Me Topic KS1 Cross-Curricular Resource by PlanBee

    All About Me Topic

    Open their eyes to the wonder that is each and every one of them with this fantastic 'All About Me' cross-curricular lesson plan for KS1. Your clas...

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  • PlanBee Castles KS1 Topic cross-curricular planning pack by PlanBee

    Castles Topic

    This KS1 Castles Topic for Year 1 and Year 2 is stuffed to the battlements with engaging and inspiring teaching resources to get your class of litt...

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  • PlanBee Polar Explorers KS1 Arctic Adventures Topic | PlanBee

    Arctic Adventures Topic

    Introduce your class to the freezing and fabulous Arctic in this 'Arctic Adventures' cross-curricular topic for KS1. Your class will learn about Ar...

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  • PlanBee Moving Monsters KS2 DT Lesson Planning - Pneumatics KS2 Year 3

    Moving Monsters

    This set of six Moving Monsters KS2 DT lessons for Year 3 has everything you need to teach this fun, fascinating and sometimes frightening scheme o...

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  • PlanBee Sandwich Snacks Year 3 DT Lesson Planning Pack

    Sandwich Snacks

    This Sandwich Snacks Year 3 lesson planning pack gives your KS2 class the chance to explore different food groups and learn how to translate these ...

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  • PlanBee Photograph Frames - DT Primary Resources for KS2 from PlanBee

    Photograph Frames

    This practical and hands-on 'Photograph Frames' module for Year 3 contains all you need to teach this entire scheme of work.   #TheCompleteSeries6l...

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  • PlanBee Packaging: DT Lesson Plans and Resources from PlanBee

    Packaging

    These DT 'Packaging' lesson plans for Year 3 are a fantastic way of teaching your class about the design, function and purpose of a variety of type...

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  • PlanBee Pencil Cases - Textiles: DT Lesson Plans for KS2 Year 3

    Pencil Cases

    This series of six Design and Technology lesson plans, teaching ideas and resources will support your class in making their very own pencil cases! ...

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  • PlanBee Kids Christmas Stockings | Christmas Sewing for Kids PlanBee

    Seasonal Stockings

    Keep your children engaged as the Christmas season draws closer with this festive DT scheme of work for Year 3/4! Children will develop and use the...

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  • PlanBee Making Mini Greenhouses: complete DT scheme of work for KS2

    Making Mini Greenhouses

    Turn your children into aspiring engineers and architects with this fun DT scheme of work for Y3/4!   #TheCompleteSeries6lessons Children will find...

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  • PlanBee Light-Up Signs: Circuits and Structures - KS2 DT Lesson Plans

    Light-Up Signs

    Use woodworking DT tools and materials, card and paper or even scrap materials to make an decorative light box with illuminated words or letters. T...

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  • PlanBee Seasonal Food: Seasonality KS2 cooking planning and recipes | PlanBee

    Seasonal Food

    Teach your KS2 class about seasonal food and seasonal cooking with these DT seasonality plans, recipes and activities. Includes detailed teachers n...

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  • PlanBee British Inventors - British Inventions KS2 DT planning

    British Inventors

    Teach children all about famous British inventors and their revolutionary inventions, and challenge them to design and evaluate problem-solving pro...

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  • PlanBee Functions of Fabric | KS2 Textiles Project | PlanBee DT

    Functions of Fabric

    Instantly download six ready-to-teach lessons which will teach your Year 3 and 4 class how to sew. These KS2 textile lessons offer your children th...

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  • PlanBee Storybooks - Moving Mechanisms: KS2 DT Primary Resources | PlanBee

    Storybooks

    Bring stories to life with this fun and imaginative module as your class create storybooks with moving mechanisms.   #TheCompleteSeries6lessons Chi...

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  • PlanBee Torches KS2 | Year 4 DT lessons | PlanBee

    Torches

    How does a torch work? This KS2 'Torches' scheme will help you show your Year 4 class the answer!  #TheCompleteSeries6lessons Your class will explo...

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  • PlanBee Alarms - Electrical Circuits: DT Primary Resources - PlanBee KS2

    Alarms

    This series of five 'Alarms' lessons based for Year 4 gives your class the chance to experiment with circuits and switches before taking on the cha...

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  • PlanBee Money Containers - Textiles DT Sewing lessons for KS2 Year 4 KS2

    Money Containers

    Challenge your class to make their very own purses or wallets in this ready-to-teach KS2 DT scheme of work for Year 4! Your class will explore diff...

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  • PlanBee American Food - DT Cookery Lessons for KS2 from PlanBee

    American Food

    Find out all about classic American favourite foods as well as the many, varied cultural influences that make American cuisine special.   #TheCompl...

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  • PlanBee Under the Sea Topic Lessons for Year 3 & Year 4 by PlanBee

    Under the Sea Topic

    Take a journey to the deepest depths of the oceans as you and your class dive into life underwater with this fantastic KS2 'Under the Sea' topic.  ...

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  • PlanBee World War 2 KS2 Topic | Lessons & Resources for Year 3 & 4

    World War 2 Topic

    This KS2 World War 2 Topic for Year 3 or Year 4 children is the perfect way to teach your class all about World War 2 using a cross-curricular appr...

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  • PlanBee Light and Sound KS2 Topic PlanBee Cross-Curricular Resources

    Light and Sound Topic

    Packed full of exciting lessons and activities, these KS2 science primary resources 'Light and Sound' lessons are the perfect way to delve into a n...

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  • Tudor Activities KS2 | Tudors Topic for Primary Children

    The Tudors Topic

    This planning pack is full of fun, engaging Tudor activities for KS2 that will transport your Year 3 or Year 4 class back to the time of the Tudors...

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  • PlanBee Moving Toys KS2 DT Lessons for Year 5 | Cam Mechanisms

    Moving Toys

    Turn your classroom into a toy workshop with this series of Moving Toys KS2 lessons for Year 5 as your class investigate cam mechanisms and toys th...

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  • PlanBee Bread - Year 5 DT Cookery Lesson KS2 | PlanBee

    Bread

    Who doesn't love bread? Whether it is crusty baguette or a soft wholemeal loaf, everybody loves freshly made bread. This scheme takes children on a...

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  • PlanBee Programming Pioneers Coding KS2 DT by PlanBee

    Programming Pioneers

    Have you ever wondered how the electrical products all around us work? Challenge children to consider this and many other questions about computer-...

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  • PlanBee Chinese Inventions - KS2 Design & Technology Lesson | PlanBee DT

    Chinese Inventions

    Use this KS2, six-lesson scheme to explore the innovative culture of ancient China and discover the inventions that have helped shape the world, in...

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  • PlanBee Building Bridges: KS2 structures Design and Technology lessons

    Building Bridges

    Building Bridges is a six-lesson KS2 Design and Technology scheme of work for Year 5 or Year 6, all about different types of bridges and the struct...

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  • PlanBee KS2 Kids Burger Recipe Lessons by PlanBee

    Burgers

    Everyone loves a good burger! Bring burgers into your classroom this year with this delicious D.T. scheme of work for Year 5/6 children. These less...

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  • PlanBee Funky Furnishings KS2: DT Lesson Plans for Year 5 & 6

    Funky Furnishings

    Turn your children into aspiring interior designers with these fun Funky Furnishings lessons! Children will research, analyse, design, make and eva...

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Design and Technology lesson plans, projects and activities for primary teachers.

These DT units include 5-6 lesson plans with slides, activities and printable resources such as worksheets, challenge cards, information about working safely with tools and materials, or instructions for designing and making. They are highly differentiated and well-suited for teaching either year group within a phase, e.g. Years 1/2, Years 3/4 or Years 5/6. They're packed full of creative DT project ideas, and designed to ensure excellent coverage of the new National Curriculum Design and Technology objectives.