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Design and Technology Curriculum

 

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.

 

Aims

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Year 5 enjoying food cooked with the help of the Pickle Palace

The children in year four followed a recipe and baked gingerbread biscuits then they decorated them

The children in year four have designed, made and painted Diwali lamps

In Year 4 we looked at how lifts and mine shafts work. We then designed and made our own mine shaft using a pulley system. We then tested to see if they system could hold a heavy load.

In DT, Year 5 have designed and created an electrical game. The electrical games were designed around our topics this term - Crime and Punishment and Electricity in science. If the light lit up the answer was correct. The children really enjoyed constructing them.

In DT lessons, Year 6 children have designed and produced an electrical game using wires, paper fasteners and card. The games were based on our topic of crime and punishment.

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