Clophill St Marys CofE lower school

Design & Technology (D&T)

Intent:

Through our Design and Technology curriculum we will provide the opportunity for children to design, make and evaluate a range of models and food items using a range of tools and resources which support an intended purpose or outcome and which enhance and compliment our chosen topic for the term. 

Implementation:

Mrs. Paine and Mrs. Collins share the role of Design and Technology Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's, D&T is taught through "Expressive Arts and Design"  within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the D&T National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Design and Technology Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

The following table shows which Design and Technology topics are taught throughout the school:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Acorn

(Nursery)

Cycle 1

Design and make Christmas Tree decorations

Junk Model Emergency Service Vehicles

Design and make paper spiral snakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acorn

(Nursery)

Cycle 2

Design and make Christmas Tree decorations

Junk Model Castles

Design and make a farm collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

(Reception)

Cycle 1

 

Making playdough

Design and make Christmas biscuits

Design and make a Superhero cape

Design and make Fruit Salad

Design and make a wooden tree

Design and make a moving monkey puppet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

(Reception)

Cycle 2

Making playdough

Design and make Christmas biscuits

Design and make a cloak

Design and make Fruit Salad

Design and make a wooden tractor toy

Design and make a moving farm animal puppet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birch and Hazel

(Year 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1

Cycle 1

Design and make a Trinket Box with Collage Detail

Design and make Fruit Ice Lollies

Design and make a Pulley System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birch and Hazel

(Year 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1

Cycle 2

Design and make a Moving Picture with levers

Design and make a new style Fire Engine

Design and make Picnic skewers and Dips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowan and Oak

(Year 3 and 4)

Key Stage 2

Cycle 1

Design and make a Shaduf

Design and make a Purse

Design and make a Stone Age Round House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowan and Oak

(Year 3 and 4)

Key Stage 2

Cycle 2

Design and make a Bridge

Design and make Pizza and Pasta salad

Design and make a moving model of a Lung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We teach D&T through the 5 areas of:

  • Designing
  • Making
  • Evaluating
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Cooking and Nutrition

As a school we subscribe to the Design and Technology Association to support our knowledge, understanding and development of the subject. 

Impact:

All children are assessed in D&T by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Mrs. Paine and Mrs. Collins then analyse the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in D&T.