Design Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that allows our pupils to use their imaginations to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

 The National Curriculum programme of study and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Development Matters documents explain that the teaching of Design and Technology at Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2 prepares children to:-

  • Think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life
  • Become autonomous and creative problem solvers as individuals and members of a team
  • Look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems
  • Take part in activities based on first hand experiences, involving observation, investigation, prediction, critical thinking and decision making
  • Become discriminating and informed users of products and become innovators.

(The National Curriculum)

The teaching of Design and Technology in our school draws upon other subject knowledge including mathematics, science and art and encourages our children to learn to work as designers and technologists, planning and undertaking investigations. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the technical knowlegde, understanding and skills needed to design, make and evaluate their work.

Projects that are carried out across the school include;

  • building a castle with a sliding portcullis
  • sewing to create a teddy bear
  • making pneumatic monsters
  • creating a Victorian puppet theatre
  • designing and building shelters in our new outdoor classroom

We run a Cookery Club for Year 3 children. This takes place after school on a Thursday and recent creations have been fruit kebabs, chocolate muffins and pizza. Please have a look at the 'Clubs' webpage for further information.

 

 

 

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