Design and Technology
Our vision for learning (Quoted from Teaching and Learning policy)
The vision for our school is to provide our children with the best possible start in life through the provision of a vibrant, engaging and relevant curriculum where children are challenged and inspired to excel. We strive to develop a community of life-long learners who are ready to succeed in the 21st century.
Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
Design & Technology Intent, Implementation & Impact
Design & Technology Progression of Skills
Curriculum Enrichment in Design & Technology
As one of our lunchtime clubs children can attend the Lego club. This is a great opportunity for the children to experiment with building different structures. Have a look at some of the challenges:
Books to support our learning in Design and Technology
This list of design & technology books explores famous architects, artworks, and the design and technology making process through fun and creative, easy-to read picture books.
The story of Inventions by Catherine Barr
The world is brimming full of incredible inventions - but where did it all begin? How did these incredible inventions come about?
Journey back in time, travel across the world and discover incredible inventions from throughout history.
Iggy Peck Architect
A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thing Meet Iggy Peck?creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No,
David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun. Iggy has one passion: building.
His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials?who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers?
Boxitects by Kim Smith
A STEAM-centered, adorably illustrated picture book about Meg, a brilliant and creative boxitect who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes.
Design & Technology at Home
Want to continue your Design & Technology learning at home?
Have a look at some of these ideas:
Have a look at this website to see some Design & Technology projects to do at home.
How about trying to make a balloon car like these children?