Design & Technology

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

YEAR 3

Pneumatic Toys

Eating Seasonally

Cushions

YEAR 4

Adapting a Recipe

Torches

Slingshot Cars

Pavilions

Fastenings

YEAR 5

What could be healthier?

Stuffed Toys

Electrical Greetings Cards

 

Bridges

Pop Up Books

 

YEAR 6

Waistcoats

Playground

Steady Hand Game

Green = Structures/Mechanisms     Blue = Electrical Systems        Red = Cooking & Nutrition   Purple = Textiles

We aim to encourage pupils to develop their creative and practical skills, and widen their knowledge of the technological world. 

Implementation – How we go about teaching things:

  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The Design Technology National Curriculum is planned for and covered in full within our school curriculum. Whilst the National Curriculum forms the foundation of our curriculum, we make sure that children learn additional skills, knowledge and understanding and enhance our curriculum as and when necessary.
  • Delivery of design and technology projects with a clear structure. Each year group will undertake a food, mechanisms, structures, textiles and electrical systems topic.
  • Delivery showing clear following of the design process where each project will follow: research, design, make and evaluate.
  • A range of skills will be taught ensuring that children are aware of health and safety issues related to the tasks undertaken.
  • Clear and appropriate cross curricular links to underpin learning in multi areas across the curriculum giving the children opportunities to learn life skills and apply skills to ‘hands on’ situations in a purposeful context.
  • Design Technology focussed displays in our school alongside celebrating the three dimensional creations on display throughout the school. These displays celebrate good practice and exemplify terminology and vocabulary used.
  • Independent learning: In design technology children may well be asked to solve problems and develop their learning independently. This allows the children to have ownership over their curriculum and lead their own learning in Design Technology.
  • Collaborative learning: In design and technology children may well be asked to work as part of a team learning to support and help one another towards a challenging, yet rewarding goal.