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Design & Technology

Design & Technology

Design & Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Design and technology is an exciting subject that allows children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products.

The children in Year R do all of their DT learning through play. Throughout the year, they also make cards for several occasions.

Year 1 build and create bridges and create their own wheeled buggy with a rotating axel. They also have the opportunity to design and make their own delicious and healthy fruit kebabs.

Year 2 create alien puppets linking to their ‘Out of this world!’ topic, pop-up kangaroos during their ‘Down Under!’ topic and make tropical fruit cocktails and smoothies.

In the autumn term, the children in Year 3 create festive photo frames. They also use their sewing skills to create money containers to keep their coins safe. In the spring term, the children have the opportunity to design and create their own healthy sandwiches.

Year 4 taste a variety of soups and then create their own exciting flavour combinations!

Later in the year, the children design and make their own working torch that can be used on late night adventures.

Year 5 used a variety of sewing skills to create beautiful advent pockets for Christmas.

In the Summer term, Year 5 designed a fairground ride and then used a computer programme called Crumble to control it. It was a great success!

Year 6 worked in groups to create a balanced three course menu whilst sticking to a strict budget. They then shopped for the ingredients and prepared and cooked their meal. Some lucky members of staff were invited to join the children for the best part of the project – eating the delicious food!