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 is the Design and Technology Co-ordinator.  Mrs. Paine is currently on maternity leave so Mrs. Bingley will co-ordinate the subject until she returns later in the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  

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 for your tree at home

Design and make junk model vehicles to save the toys

Design and make a fruit salad for a class picnic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acorn

(Nursery)

Cycle 2

Design and make Christmas Tree decorations for your tree at home

Design and make a junk model castle for the home corner

Design and make a fruit salad for a class picnic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

(Reception)

Cycle 1

 

Design and make Christmas biscuits for your family

Design and make a superhero cape to wear for Superhero Day

 

Design and make an animal puppet to tell a story to your class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

(Reception)

Cycle 2

Design and make Christmas biscuits for your family

Design and make a cloak for Little Red Riding Hood

 

Design and make an animal puppet to tell a story to your class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birch and Hazel

(Year 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1

Cycle 1

Design and make a trinket box to keep your special things in

Design and make fruit ice lollies for you to eat as a healthy class treat

Design and make a pulley system to deliver the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birch and Hazel

(Year 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1

Cycle 2

Design and make a moving picture for Acorn class

Design and make a new style fire engine for the Fire Brigade

Design and make picnic skewers and dips for your parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowan and Oak

(Year 3 and 4)

Key Stage 2

Cycle 1

Design and make a Shaduf to lift water

Design and make a purse out of recycled materials for yourself or a friend

The Great Bread Bake Off - make bread for a class lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowan and Oak

(Year 3 and 4)

Key Stage 2

Cycle 2

Design and make a bridge to carry five toy cars across from one side to the other 

Design and make a pizza and pasta salad for your school lunch

Design and make a moving model of a lung to explain to another class how the lung works 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in D&T.