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Design and Technology

Definition

Design and Technology is about gaining the skills and knowledge to think creatively, so children become innovative and learn how products are designed and made so they have a positive impact on the world around them.

Intent

At Southville Primary School, we want to make sure that all the children, regardless of their abilities, experiences and individual needs, become active participants in their own learning and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to design and make functional products.

We want all our pupils to understand the world around them, not only in terms of their local community but nationally and internationally and use the knowledge and skills gained through design and technology to meet the diverse needs of all communities.

We understand that the more knowledge pupils have across all subjects, the better they will be at navigating themselves through life.

Through the range of design and technology projects that the children will explore they will have the opportunity to focus on ‘problems’ that need solving by investigating existing products, master a range of practical skills including sewing and planning to make and evaluate their own products.

Implementation

DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
  Autumn Spring Summer

Nursery

Junk Modelling

Using tools and materials

Creating props for role play

Reception

Designing and creating Christmas decorations.

Traditional Tales- Creating a chair for baby bear

Constructing Bridges for The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Let’s go on holiday- Design and create transport to go on holiday

YEAR 1

Mechanisms

Moving Picture

Mechanisms

Vehicles

Food

Eat more fruit and veg

YEAR 2

Textiles - decorations Baubles

Structures

Homes

Food

Perfect Pizza (Eatwell plate)

YEAR 3

Structures

Packaging

Control - Mechanisms

Moving monsters

(pneumatics and hydraulics)

Food

Sandwich snacks

YEAR 4

Textiles

Money containers

Control - Mechanisms Storybooks

Food - Nutrition

Seasonal and Cultural

Control - Electrical Alarms

YEAR 5

Structures

Musical instruments

Control - Mechanisms

Moving toys

Food

Bread

YEAR 6

Control - Electrical Fairground

Textiles (Structures)

Slippers

Food

Great British Food

(Food nutrition pyramid)

Each unit of learning is designed so children can build on their previous experiences and develop their knowledge and understanding further.

Children in the Early Years (Nursery and Reception) are encouraged to use a variety of resources to design, build and create. It is in these formative years that the core skills, for example, cutting, joining and drawing, are introduced and developed so that they can be built on as they move onto the National Curriculum.

Supporting children with additional needs: Of course there are times when individual children may need support to fully engage in the learning. When this happens, individual children will be supported so they can achieve the learning intention in a way that is relevant for them. This includes using a multi-sensory approach, having adult support and differentiating the resources being used.

For the higher achieving children, their learning will be extended through questioning, sharing knowledge and skills and adding an element of problem solving to their task.

Impact

Year 6: Fairground

Year 1: Moving Pictures

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