Design and Technology
Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrows rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, it's uses and impacts.
Children design products with a purpose in mind and an intended user of the products. Food technology is implemented across the school with children developing an understanding of where food comes from, the importance of a varied and healthy diet and how to prepare this. We have been lucky enough to work with The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and The Country Trust to provide additional projects for children in Key Stage 2.
Design and technology is a crucial part of school life and learning and it is for this reason that as a school we are dedicated to the teaching and delivery of a high quality Design and Technology curriculum. For Design and Technology we largely use the KAPOW curriculum, however, we also have a number of bespoke DT units that we have planned to link with topics y=the children are studying in other subjects.
Knowledge and Skills Progression Map
See below for Progression Map.
Gallery of Children’s Work in DT
Year 5 made moving toys linked to their Vikings topic
Working with our Chef Jana as part of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts "Adopt a School" project
Year 1 made puppets as their textiles project
Year 3 working with the Country Trust Food Discovery Project cooking with food they have grown
Year 4 made Shaduf’s as part of their Egyptians topic
Year 2 designed and made shelters as part of their Land Ahoy topic
Year 1 display of their London Landmarks project