DT

 Design and Technology is led by Jenny

Children receive weekly Design and Technology lessons over the course of 2 six week half terms from Jenny, the DT specialist teacher. Over the course of a year children will take part in design, make and evaluate units that cover many aspects of DT including textiles; food and nutrition; structures; electronics and resistant materials, aiming to make a useful and usable product at the end of the unit. Children do this by take part in the design process, researching and looking at familiar products or finding users opinions; children then get creative developing their ideas through drawings and often get the opportunity to build models and prototypes of their ideas, then they plan how they will make their end product, selecting different materials and techniques; children then spend time making their final product working hard to make a high-quality finished outcome. Throughout the unit there are opportunities for children to evaluate as they go along enabling them to adapt and improve their work. Where possible DT projects are linked with other curriculum areas and topics, so children are often making outcomes which match their learning with class teachers in other areas of the curriculum.

 

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Project 1

Project 2

Reception

Structures and Building in 3D

Working with tools, scissor skills

Year 1

Food and nutrition

Fruit Kebabs for the very hungry caterpillar

Resistant Materials

Fridge Magnets

Year 2

Mechanisms

Wheels and Axels, Moon Buggy for the Man on the Moon

Textiles

Hand Puppets

Year 3

Structures

Stone and Iron Age forts

Food and Nutrition

Sandwiches for the Rainforest Cafe

DT - Termly Overviews

Autumn Term   Spring Term  Summer Term
    Year One Caterpillar Kebabs One Pager   Year One Fridge Magnets One Pager
    Year Two Vehicles One Pager Year Two Puppets One Pager 
  Year Three Chocolate Boxes One Pager Year Three Sandwiches One Pager 
    Year Four Torches One Pager Year Four Tote Bags One Pager 
    Year Five Structures and Bridges One Pager Year Five WW2 Ration Bread One Pager 
  Year Six Baby Vests One Pager  Year Six Dragon Cars One Pager 

 

DT Progression Map

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