At St Peter’s C of E Primary school ‘Every child of God matters’. At our school, Design and Technology is engaging, creative, practical and effective. Through opportunities to design, make, evaluate and test products for a variety of relevant purposes and a wide range of users, our children develop their practical and technical skills and build up a repertoire of knowledge that contributes to their development of becoming enterprising and capable citizens in the future.
Design and Technology is a crucial part of our curriculum and we teach and deliver a high quality curriculum through:
- A well thought out school and yearly overview which allows for progression across year groups in all areas of DT (mechanisms, textiles, structure, Food and electrical systems). Each class from Year 1-6 completes 2 units which span over a term and a half to allow enough time for children to develop their technical skills. Each class completes their third unit during enterprise week where the children design, make and sell a Christmas product.
- Each project from Year 1 to Year 6 addressing the principles of designing, making, and evaluating and incorporating relevant technical knowledge that the children will use in the future.
- Pupils being introduced to key individuals including specific designers, chefs, nutritionists that the children can aspire to and increase the cultural capital from which they can draw in the future.
- Projects that allow and encourage children to be critical, inventive and reflective throughout the whole DT process.
- A variety of child and adult led activities in the EYFS that allow children to talk about their ideas, select tools and equipment for a range of purposes and make models and props using constructions kits and materials.
Through our carefully planned and implemented activities, by the end of key stage two our children will enjoy and develop their confidence and skills in Design and Technology which they will be able to apply across the curriculum. It will equip them with the technical, practical and creative skills that they can take further into high school and beyond. We measure the impact of our curriculum through:
- Marking and highlighting learning challenges in books.
- Interviewing pupils about their learning.
- Images of the children’s practical learning
- Book scrutinies and the opportunity for dialogue with teachers to improve and develop our DT curriculum.
We have had a very busy week in school making various items for Enterprise Week. Every year in Key Stage Two, we make and sell objects. This gives the children opportunities, not only in developing essential design technology skills, but also helps them to understand the value of money. This year, Key Stage One have joined in the fun.
Red Class have been using their maths skills to measure and weigh the ingredients for gingerbread men. They look absolutely delicious!
Yellow Class have made sock puppets. Take a look at the photos, I am sure you will agree they are fabulous!
Pink Class have been very busy designed structures for playground equipment. We have some fabulous budding designers, well done!
Green Class have put their sewing skills to use making corner bookmarks. They are amazing!
Gold Class have made peg bags and included the batik work they produced in the Autumn Term.
Enterprise Fair December 2019
Keystage Two have had a very successful week designing and making items for our Enterprise Fair.
The items that we made were sold at our enterprise market stalls after school.