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Design & Technology

Intent

Design and Technology is an integral part of the curriculum as pupils learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. The curriculum in place at the school was developed by the subject leader (in liaison with year group leaders and the Senior Leadership Team) and meets the requirements laid out in the National Curriculum. It is a progressive model whereby the teaching of skills and progresses through each year group to ensure children are given opportunities to build on prior learning. The topics tie in with a partner project in either Geography or History. Through exploring the uses and importance of design and technology, pupils will develop an understanding of its impact and influence on everyday life. 

Implementation

In EYFS, children will safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with design, form and function; share their creations, explaining the process they have used. They will also hold a pencil effectively; use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery and begin to show accuracy and care when drawing. In Key Stage 1 and 2, Design and Technology follows the design, make and evaluate cycle. When making, the children are given choice of materials to choose from; an evaluation of their own products against a criteria concludes the cycle. Technical vocabulary is taught throughout. In Key Stage 1, through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. In Key stage 2, they build on their skills from KS1 and also investigate how key events and individuals in Design and Technology have helped shape the world. Across both key stages, pupils will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.

EYFS

Creating with Materials Children use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with design, form and function; share their creations, explaining the process they have used

Fine Motor Skills Children hold a pencil effectively and use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery and begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.

Year 1

Making a healthy snack

Moving Vehicles - Taxi

Animal Sock Puppets

Year 2

School recipes and making a mess

Moving Mini Beasts

Beach Hut

Year 3

Greek Architecture

Cook well, eat well

Greenhouse

Year 4

Bridges

(Structures)

Alarms

(Electrical)

Design a classroom

(CAD)

Year 5

WWI Armoured Vehicles

Eat the Seasons

Moving Mechanisms

Year 6

WWII Anderson Shelters

Phone Cases

Global Food

Impact

Assessment of children's learning in Design and Technology is done through monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills by the class teacher. Summative assessment is conducted at the end of each unit to inform the subject leader of progress. Design Technology is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year in the form of book monitoring, looking at outcomes and talking with children to discuss their learning and understanding; in this way, we establish the impact of the teaching taking place.

How parents can help

 There are a range of activities, games and worksheets in the link below to help stimulate design technology thinking:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/back-to-school-ten-free-design-technology-activities-and-ideas-for-parents

(Requires sign up but is free)

Partnership Links

The school is a member of the D&T Association to provide support to staff for resourcing, ideas and professional development.

https://www.data.org.uk/

Subject Leader

Currently led by Mrs Lowdon

Page updated 5th September 2023

Noticeboard

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