The teaching of Design Technology follows the requirements of the National Curriculum. It is organised to allow children to:
- Learn about famous designers and examine successful products.
- Develop their own plans and begin to develop their own success criteria.
- Make their products using a range of materials, tools and skills.
- Evaluate their own products.
The approach to teaching concentrates on the development of skills needed by the children to prepare them for living and working in a technological world. The teaching in this subject area includes work in Textiles and Cookery. Safety is of paramount importance and the safe and correct use of tools and equipment is taught and continually emphasised from the conception of the idea to the finished product.
How You Can Help
We focus on using as many recycled materials as possible; to ensure a continuous supply we would be grateful to receive any unwanted buttons, beads, ribbons, cotton reels, plastic bottle tops, corks, elastic bands, useful lengths of string, interesting fastenings and pulleys etc. If in doubt, send it in! We can always recycle it ourselves. Please look out for specific topic based requests on our school newsletter.
Some of our projects
As part of Class 3’s Viking topic, the children designed and made their own viking ships. They researched the heads of the boats to find out which creatures were put on the front and why. The children worked in teams to create their boats and problem solve.
Children in Class 4 looked at recipes from Japan, India and Mexico as part of their Around the World topic. Using fresh ingredients, including limes, onions and chillies, they made their own salsa from scratch, then devoured the lot with some tortilla chips!
D&T club was massively popular this year and children covered a range of skills, including woodwork, electronics and basic machines using levers and axles. Group 1 made their own delightful Christmas toys which they then sold at the Christmas fair to raise funds for the school. Group 2 developed designs using balsa wood frames to make some speedy race cars and other vehicles.