Our intent for Design and Technology
The national curriculum states that Design and Technology (DT) in KS1 and KS2 should develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. It should build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
At Spurcroft we want all pupils to learn to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others. We also give all pupils opportunities to learn and apply the principles of nutrition, and learn how to cook.
"The designer's job is to imagine the world not how it is but how it should be." Terence Conran
"Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved from good design." Steven Gardiner
EYFS love designing and making new items using junk and recycled material. They learnt new modelling skills and making new things from 2D and 3D shapes.
Y1/2 loved making and tasting bread, designing bread and evaluating it. KS1 designed and made animals as well as a straw house for the 3 little pigs. They love making decorative models from recycled materials.
Y3/4 have designed and tested their ship making skills, designed bridges, created dinosaur skeletons and moving parts on robots looking at different joining techniques.
Y5 have designed a shelter for a teddy bear, tested a vareity of materials, evaluated their designs, learnt new sewing skills, applied new joining techniques, used technical drawing skills and used lots of tools.
Y6 learn lots of new skills in 'Design and Technology' including sewing, applying joining technqiues, designing, evaluating and shelter building.