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Design Technology

In DT children will…

  • Develop a culture where children are challenged and take appropriate design risks, understanding this is how they achieve things they thought were too difficult
  • Understand that DT follows the cycle- exploring existing products, design, make and evaluate.
  • Have the knowledge to design and build high quality structures that are innovative, functional, appealing and stable.
  • Have the knowledge to design and create a moving model using different mechanisms eg sliders, pulleys, levers,
  • Understand the principles of nutrition, where foods come from and learn how to prepare and cook healthy dishes.
  • Develop knowledge in joining fabrics including using different stitches and decoration using recycled materials where appropriate.
  • Have a clear understanding of technical vocabulary. Deepen knowledge of sustainability by using recycled materials in their designs where appropriate, which will also include upcycling old garments.
  • Use computer aided design (C.A.D) to explore and solve problems involving 2-D and 3-D design and editing.
  • Evaluate and improve prototypes and products against a design criteria and when evaluating the finished product, use the saying –“looks good, Works well!”
  • Have opportunities to find out about significant designers and chefs who have helped shaped the world.
  • Use a range of tools confidently and safely.
  • Have opportunities to further engage children in extra curricular activities eg cooking club.
  • Apply knowledge and skills from other subjects to make DT more relevant eg Maths, Science, Computing, Art
  • Develop links with the wider community to raise aspirations an to promote future opportunities working in DT . eg Lancaster University Engineering

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Help Baby Bear Sit Down!

Help Baby Bear Sit Down!

In DT, Year 1 are looking at the best way to make a chair for baby bear. We have looked at a range of chairs and this week, we were experimenting with using different materials for joining.

Year 1 DT – sock puppets

Year 1 DT – sock puppets

We have had fun designing, creating and evaluating our sock puppets over the past few weeks. He used our designs to create a prototype and our final product. We attached the features using glue. We talked about what we liked about our sock puppet and what we would...

DT fun in Year 1

DT fun in Year 1

This afternoon Year 1 have been making a prototype of their sock puppets. They used the design they drew last week and attached paper to show the features. We are looking forward to making out final sock puppets next week.

Planting Plants

Planting Plants

As part of Year 2's Science, DT and PSHE work, we have been planting this week. We have planted potatoes as part of food technology and eating healthy. We are going to grow these and design a dish to eat. Yummy! We have also planted runner beans as one of our Science...

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