Design & Technology
We follow the School Curriculum set out by the Department for Education
In Reception and Key Stage 1 the children follow a two year rolling programme. They develop their imagination and talk about their likes and dislikes when designing and making through the following topics:
Light and Dark – Design and make a lighthouse out of junk materials and attach an electrical circuit for the light.
Wonderful Witterings – Local area study, visit the local playground and then design and make a model playground.
Houses and Homes – Design and make a bedroom using a cardboard box. Make furniture and wall coverings for it.
Eat it! – Eat more fruit and vegetables. Food tech, making a fruit salad or similar.
Happy holidays – Design and make, using sewing skills, a mini ‘Joseph’s coat’.
Amazing Animals – Design and make a moving picture using a slide or a pop up mechanism.
In Key Stage 2 the children follow a four year rolling programme. They continue to develop their Knowledge, Skills and Understanding through the following topics:
Out of this world- Moon buggies.
Tombs and Treasures – Throne for a Pharaoh.
Amazon Adventure – Using cams.
Fire and Ice – Fabric and sewn mittens.
Raiders and Invaders – Junk boat.
Our Precious World – Making a stir–fry and packaging.
Twentieth Century Britain – Making a shelter.
Saris and Spices – Making a phut phut.
Our Heritage – Food tech.
Go with the Flow – Making a waterwheel.
Tudors – Cross stitch and samplers.
Storms and shipwrecks – Making a periscope.