Design and Technology
Design and technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team.
They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices.
As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.
Our Design and Technology Intent
Our Design and Technology scheme of work aims to inspire pupils to be innovative and creative thinkers who have an appreciation for the product design cycle through ideas, creation, and evaluation. We want pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, through drafting design concepts, modelling, and testing and to be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others. Through our scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of the impact of design and technology on our lives and encourage pupils to become resourceful, enterprising citizens who will have the skills to contribute to future design advancements.
Our Design and Technology scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the National Curriculum and the aims also align with those in the National curriculum. EYFS (Reception) units provide opportunities for pupils to work towards the Early Learning Goals.
Explore our Curriculum
Our Design Technology Galleries
Year 1 - Design & Technology - Moving Pictures - Making
1st Dec 2023
We used our designs to make our moving picture storybooks! We thought carefully about where we needed to make our holes and cut our slits. We had a great time and worked so sensibly and independently. When it went a little wrong, we didn't panic, we thought how we could fix it! Sellotape was our friend!
Year 2 - DT - designing monsters
23rd Nov 2023
We have started designing our monsters! Which one do you like the best?
Year 1 - Design & Technology - Moving Pictures - Prototypes
17th Nov 2023
Today, we thought about how we can create up/down and side to side movements in our moving pictures. We learnt about the different slits we need to cut in our backgrounds and had a go by building and testing out some prototypes! We had such fun and we learned so much ready to make our storybooks next time!
Year 2 - Design & Technology - Moving Monsters - Linkages
16th Nov 2023
Year 2 have started exploring linkages ready for making their very own moving monsters!
Year 1 - Design & Technology - Moving Pictures - Skills Lesson
10th Nov 2023
Year 1 were very excited to learn about what DT was. We are going to be designing and making a moving picture book. In order to do this successfully, we needed to practise some skills. We practised making holes in paper using a pencil and an eraser. We then tried to cut a straight line between 2 of our holes. We did a great job!
Reception - Design Technology - Making Bread
6th Nov 2023
The children have been learning about the story of 'The Little Red Hen' so we decided to make some bread. Mrs Fannon brought in her grinder to grind the wheat into flour and then we used the bread maker machine to make our bread. The children also had a go at making some dough.
Reception - Design Technology - Cutting station
1st Nov 2023
The children have been using scissors to cut various materials to practise holding their scissors correctly and develop their fine motor skills
Reception - Design Technology - Junk Modelling
16th Oct 2023
The children were learning how to cut, fold and join to create their own model.
7th Jul 2023
We have used our new found textile skills to sew and create our pouches for all that gold we have gathered from our pirate voyages!
14th Jun 2023
We have started our topic on textiles. We can use a running stitch!
Designing a healthy wrap
23rd Mar 2023
As part of our DT topic we have tasted and designed our own healthy wrap