Projects on a Page Scheme of work

Projects on a Page Scheme of work

The Projects on a Page scheme of work was introduced in 2014 to help primary schools in England implement the National Curriculum for D&T in an imaginative way.

Based on universal principles of effective teaching and learning in D&T, it is also a valuable resource for schools in other parts of the UK and further afield.

Updated in 2019 with new links and content this includes the full range of planners. 

  • Year 1/2 Mechanisms - Sliders and levers
  • Year 1/2 Structures - Freestanding structures
  • Year 1/2 Food - Preparing fruit and vegetables
  • Year 1/2 Textiles - Templates and joining techniques
  • Year 1/2 Mechanisms - Wheels and axles
  • Year 3/4 Mechanical Systems - Levers and linkages
  • Year 3/4 Mechanical Systems - Pneumatics
  • Year 3/4 Structures - Shell structures using computer-aided design
  • Year 3/4 Electrical Systems - Simple programming and control
  • Year 3/4 Textiles - 2-D shape to 3-D product
  • Year 3/4 Food - Healthy and varied diet
  • Year 3/4 Structures - Shell structures
  • Year 3/4 Electrical Systems - Simple circuits and switches
  • Year 5/6 Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality
  • Year 5/6 Textiles - Combining different fabric shapes
  • Year 5/6 Structures - Frame structures
  • Year 5/6 Electrical Systems - More complex switches and circuits
  • Year 5/6 Mechanical Systems - Pulleys or gears
  • Year 5/6 Mechanical Systems - Cams
  • Year 5/6 Textiles - Using computer-aided design in textiles
  • Year 5/6 Electrical Systems - Monitoring and control

Levers and Linkages and Pneumatics provide alternative ways of teaching Mechanical systems at Year 3/4, as do Cams and Pulleys and Gears at Year 5/6. The two new Electrical Systems planners focus on the Crumble microcontroller. Full guidance is given in the accompanying booklet showing how to use the planners to full effect and the context in which they should be used.

Each planner has 20-step planning guidance and accompanying teacher tips, a glossary, an example of iterative design appropriate to the project, and practical advice on using resources.

Side 1 of the planners is supplied as an editable digital version that you can adapt and print out.

What teachers say:

“It is excellent! Skills are progressive and the way it's been written allows for teacher creativity and pupil voice.”

“It's so much stronger than previous publications. I love the fact that it's not prescriptive like previous material. It fits into topics/themes well and can be easily adapted by editing planning!”

"It's the practical application of the skills in an ideal design and make task that also links to a topic or context! Less paper work and delivered in a real, meaningful context. I love it!!”

“It’s brilliant!”


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