Design Technology

 

Statement of Intent

Our intent is that through the teaching of design technology, our children will learn how to: manage and control risks, work safely with a variety of tools and materials and become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. By taking part in this practical subject, we hope that our children will use their creativity, imagination and social interaction skills to design and make products to solve relevant problems in a variety of contexts- understanding the processes involved through, planning, making, evaluating and refinement.

Our school bases the core work in design technology around the National Curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high- quality products for a whole range of users.
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, as well as the work of others.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Design Technology National Curriculum

Design Technology Long Term Plan

Design Technology Policy

 

Perfect Pizzas

As part of our Design Technology unit Year 2 have been designing and making healthy pizzas. The children tasted different breads and toppings and prepared pictograms to show the information they collected. The budding chefs then designed their own healthy pizza,...

Parks, Beaches and Holidays!

In Nursery we have currently been learning about ‘holidays, beaches and parks’. To start off this unit we all brought in pictures from our adventures to these places. We loved sharing news in circle time with our friends about what we had been doing with our families....

Where in the World?

Reception have had a very busy few weeks recently, looking at our topics travel, holidays and beaches as well as exploring the vehicles that get us to our destinations. Reception have painted beach pictures in the art area and used real sand to complete their scene....

Ready, Steady, Cook!

Year 2 have been practising their cooking and been master chefs baking banana bread and scones. They prepared the food and followed the recipe perfectly! Cooking is great fun and not only helps children to learn about food but also supports real life maths, science,...

Delicious DT

As the end to their seasonal food unit, Year 4 have spent today tasting, designing, cooking, and evaluating some delicious seasonal vegetable tarts!They spent the morning preparing their ingredients, washing and carefully slicing. They then tried different ingredients...

Nursery Love Vehicles!

Nursery started off this term by looking at different types of vehicles. In our phonics we have enjoyed singing vehicle based songs such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Down by the Station’. In our small group we made our own vehicles! We focused on cars, Nursery...

Mad about Mini-beasts.

Reception have had such a busy couple of weeks, learning about mini-beasts. We made different types of mini-beast art ,which includes using our cutting and sticking skills to make collages like the artist Henry Matisse, which we have previously learnt about. We made...

Making moving pictures!

During this half term in D&T Year 1 have been learning how different types of mechanisms are made and how they work such as sliding, lever and pivots and wheels. They then designed and made their own moving minibeast pictures using their chosen mechanism. What a...

Growing in Nursery

Nursery have been very busy this term learning about growing. We started our learning by looking at different foods that grow. Nursery read the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We talked about the different foods the caterpillar ate and how some of them grow. We...

Fabulous fruit and vegetables!

In reception we have been learning all about growing and planting. We have been finding out about all the different plants that feed us. To help us explore this topic, we tasted some different fruit and vegetables from around the world. The children thoroughly enjoyed...