D&T

Design and Technology at St George’s Primary School

Here at St George’s, we strongly believe that all children should be provided with opportunities to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.



They will gain specific subject knowledge and use it alongside their knowledge from other subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, thus becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation and allows the children to discover new interests, passions and skills that may be of use in future employment.


At St George’s School, we provide children with exciting learning experiences. An example of this is visiting Enginuity, where the children can create a project of their own, such as a mechanical robot or moving storybook, whilst visiting their design and technology interactive museum. Enginuity staff also visit us at school and run practical workshops to enhance our DT topics.



Furthermore, we have made links with a local secondary school. We are fortunate to be able to use their design and technology facilities, again to improve our children’s hands-on experiences.


Aims:


The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:



  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


(National Curriculum, 2013)


  


Design and Technology Overview:
















































 



Autumn 1



Spring 1



Summer 1



Year 1/ 2 A



Food - Fruit Salad


• Combining fruits or vegetables according


to their sensory characteristics


• Learn about a range of fruit and vegetables



Structures - Homes


• Using simple methods for making


freestanding structures stronger and


more stable



Mechanisms - Moving pictures


• Using simple levers and sliders


• Using simple moving joints


 



Year 1/ 2 B



Food - Teddy Bear’s picnic


To investigate the taste and textures of different foods.


Learn about food hygiene.


Follow a recipe.


 



Textiles - Puppets


• Using a template


• Using simple joining techniques


 


(Literacy/ class story link)



Mechanisms - Wheeled vehicles


Using wheels, axles and axle holders


• Understanding that wheels can be


attached tightly or run freely on an axle



Year 3



Electrical control – Moving Monsters                                                         


Use Enginuity Outreach for moving monsters


 


Aims to change this to work with Holy Trinity.


Christmas decoration


(Link to light in Science)



Structures - Photo Frames


Create a stable structure out of wood


Using wood craft resources


 


(Link to local area – Geography)



Food - Sandwiches


Combining fresh, precooked and processed foods according to their sensory characters.


 


(Link to seaside - Geography)



Year 4



Electrical Control - Torches


Use simple circuit with added switch.


Design and make a functional product.


 


(Link to electricity in Science)



Food (HOLY TRINITY) - Pizza


Create something savoury.


Use a mixture of precooked and raw product.


Design own food product.


 


(link to Italy - Geography)



Textiles - Animal Key rings


Using a 2D shape to make a 3D shape.


Using patters/templates.


Using a simple stitch technique


 


(link to animals in Science)



Year 5



Mechanisms - Moving toys (planets)


Using cams to create movement. (Rotary movement as well as linear movement.


 


(Link to Space) Use Enginuity.



Food - Psomi Bread


Adapt a recipe by changing one simple ingredient


Use heat source


 


(Link to History topic - Greeks)



Structures - Bridge Building


Using strengthening and stabilising methods for making freestanding structures stronger and more stable.


 


 



Year 6



Textiles - Mobile phone cases


Using a combination of pattern pieces


and fabric shapes to make a 3-D product


• Accuracy in pattern making



SATS - Construction kits


Team work


Stable structure



Food - Burgers


To plan, make and prepare a range of savoury dishes.


End of school Summer BBQ


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