Design & Technology
Design & Technology
“Design and Technology should be the subject where [we] turn bright ideas into useful products.” – James Dyson
We endeavour to teach our children to become creative and innovative thinkers. Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for children to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs.
We provide our children with the skills needed to investigate, design, make, and evaluate their own work. Making mistakes is a huge part of Design and Technology and is integral to learning, so we encourage our children to think of improvements that could be made to their products.
Children will be taught textiles, structures, mechanisms, electrical and mechanical systems, ICT and cooking and nutrition.
Design & Technology Knowledge Organisers
Key Stage One knowledge organisers
Key Stage Two knowledge organisers
Topics Covered in Design & Technology
Key Stage One
- Moving Pictures (mechanisms)
- Chairs (structures)
- Fruity Ice Cream Sundaes (food technology)
- Puppets (textiles)
- Toy space cars (mechanisms)
- Dips and dippers (food technology)
Key Stage Two
- Moving creatures (mechanical systems – pneumatics)
- Gift box (structures)
- Bread (food technology)
- Torch (electrical systems)
- Bendy Bag (textiles)
- Sandwiches (food technology)
- Automata space toys (mechanical systems – cams)
- Bird Hide (structures)
- Scones (food technology)
- Security light (electrical systems – control & monitoring)
- Fabric door stop (textiles)
- Miner’s food – pasties (food technology)
Our Learning in Design & Technology
Year 2 - Textiles Spring 2022
After visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the children were set the task of creating hand puppets that could be sold in the gift shop. They researched puppets and joining methods then designed and made their own hand puppets. They worked hard with their sewing and then followed their plans carefully to add the details. We have a wonderful collection of wallabies, otters, howler monkeys, polar bears, zebras, rhinos and lemurs.