Design & Technology

 

 

 

The Importance of Design and Technology in the Curriculum.

 

Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages them to think creatively and to solve problems, as part of a team or as individuals. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas and eventually making products. One of the key values of Design and Technology is that it provides an opportunity for children to develop an understanding of technological processes, products, their manufacture and application, and the contribution of technology to our society.

Most importantly D&T is a fun and exciting subject which allows the children to express themselves and their ever inventive ideas!

 

Organisation and Planning.

 

Children in nursery and reception are given opportunities to develop the skills they need in Design and Technology in Key Stage 1 and 2. For example: building for a variety of purposes, cutting, folding, mixing, joining, handling appropriate tools with increasing control etc…

 

The D&T Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and 2 builds on these early experiences gained in the Foundation Stage. Units of Work are followed on a two year cycle as shown below.

 

Cycle A

2D Joseph’s Coat

(Textiles)

1A Moving Pictures

(Mechanisms)

2C Winding Up

(Mechanisms/

Structures)

Cycle B

2B Puppets

(Textiles)

1D Homes

(Structures)

1C Eat Fruit & Veg.

(Food)

 

 

Cycle A

3C Moving Monsters

(Mechanisms)

4B Storybooks

(Mechanisms)

3D Photo Frames

(Structures)

Cycle B

4E Lighting it Up

(Control:Electrical)

 

3B Sandwich Snacks(Food)

4A Money Containers

(Textiles)

 

 

Cycle A

5B Bread

(Food)

5A Musical Instruments

(Structures)

6C Fairgrounds

(Control: Electrical)

Cycle B

6D Vehicles

(Control:Electrical))

6B Slippers

(Textiles)

6A Shelters

(Structures)

(N.B. Cycle A covers the school years 2012-13, 2014-15, 2016-17 etc…

Cycle B covers the school years 2013-14, 2015-16, 2017-18 etc…)