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Design Technology

At St John’s C E Primary School, we aim to develop our children’s love of Design Technology whilst delivering a high-quality education, in line with the National Curriculum. Design Technology is taught in a cross-curricular way with links to Science, Mathematics, Art and Design, Music and Computing.

 

In EYFS, children are given opportunities to begin developing their Design Technology skills through construction activities such as building animals a home.

 

In Key Stage 1, children are taught the design process in meaningful ways, such as puppet making, junk modelling and cooking. They learn to make prototypes, use joining techniques and select appropriate tools.

 

In Key Stage 2, children are taught to follow more specific design briefs and understand the key stages of the design process: design, make and evaluate. Children are given opportunities to research, make prototypes, use a range of tools and test designs to evaluate against the design brief. They continue to develop cooking skills linking their learning with healthy eating units in science.

Design Technology Curriculum Map

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

Joining junk

Modelling

Construction

Use construction materials

To realise tools can be used for a purpose

Construct with purpose in mind.

Use simple tools and techniques competently

Year 1

Junk model

Christmas candle holder

Egg drop

machine

TBC

Year 2

Making a pirate ship

Indian food

Puppets – Road Dahl characters

Year 3

Worry Dolls

Stonehenge

Biscuits

TBC

Year 4

Sewing – Christmas puppets

Making a musical instrument

Greek Temples

Year 5

Space Buggies - Woodwork

Carnival - Textiles

Enterprise - Food

Year 6

Make, do and mend

Origami – paper pets

Mechanical creatures

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