Design & Technology

Designing and making are at the heart of our DT curriculum. Children learn to make products that are purposeful and creative. Children look at existing products and think about how they are made and how they work.  They are then taught the skills they need to make their own products, including how to use the appropriate tools safely and accurately.  After this, they will have time to design and make their product, making sure it fits the specification they have been set and adapting as they go.  Finally, their finished product is evaluated, enabling children to think about how it could be improved and compare their work to others. The focus of a DT unit of work is usually topic-based or linked to another area of learning, to ensure there is a meaningful context for the children. Every year the children will have the opportunity to learn how to cook and consider nutrition and healthy eating habits.  These dishes are savoury and, where possible, use locally sourced products.

This is our Design & Technology topic timetable for this year (2018/19)

Design & Technology

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y

E

A

R

R

1

Paper craft (simple pop-ups) Papier mache volcanoes Food Technology: Fruit Salad Mechanisms: Portcullis and drawbridges

2

Playgrounds Bridges  Food Technology Transport – Balloon cars

3

Sewing – water related Food Technology – Greek snacks Construction Kits – Roman Catapults

4

Musical Instruments Tudor Houses Sewing

5

Electric Boats Costume design & sewing Food Technology – Mexican fajitas

6

Fairgrounds Greek Sandals Apprentice project: electric scarecrow Food Technology – Biscuits

Art and Design & Technology are timetabled together.  Some terms classes will be undertaking an art project rather than design & technology.