Design and Technology offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activity within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. The school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as preparing them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing.
Design and Technology in EYFS
Through Expressive Arts children are encouraged to construct and create purposefully selecting tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using. children learn through first-hand experiences which involve putting their ideas into practice to develop an awareness and understanding of the possibilities and limitations of different materials. Practitioners encourage children to explore, observe, solve problems, think critically, make decisions and talk about why they have made their decisions as they design and create. Children’s natural creativity is fostered and opportunities for investigation, designing and making are offered daily within our provision, which enables children to learn a great deal about their world.
Design and Technology in KS1 and KS2
Please see below for our Design and Technology overview.
For each year group and unit, we created vocabulary mats to support children’s understanding and use of key subject vocabulary.
- Design Process Vocabulary Mats Y1-Y6
- DT Year 1 Vocabulary Mat
- DT Year 2 Vocabulary Mat
- DT Year 3 Vocabulary Mat
- DT Year 4 Vocabulary Mat
- DT Year 5 Vocabulary Mat
- DT Year 6 Vocabulary Mat
We have been enjoying our DT units of work, ranging from cooking to designing and making our own vehicles! Please take a look at our Cooking and Nutrition units of work below.
In Year 2 in the Autumn Term, children have been completing their project called ‘Levers and Sliders’. They practiced making a lever and slider using card and other resources.
Once they knew how to make a lever and a slider then they thought about their target audience – Reception Class – and what kind of moving picture they would like! Then they designed and made their own moving picture. The moving pictures look fabulous and children are looking forward to testing them out on the Reception Classes in the New Year!