D.T.

The National Curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
 
  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Year 3

As part of their 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' creative learning project, children worked in groups to design and create their own healthy fruit smoothies and chose flavourings for their flatbreads. Children also designed posters and cartons to advertise their fruit smoothies. The Scrumdiddlyumptious cafe was then opened for parents and relatives to purchase and sample the delicious products.

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As part of their project on 'Predators' children learned how to make their own fossils.

We thought our finished 'fossils' looked very realistic.

Children made huge amounts of papier mache in order to create a huge skeleton of a dinosaur!

Year 3 had to measure very carefully in order to draw and create a life size whale.

The children were given the challenge of designing and creating their own predator, using their choice of collage materials. We were very impressed with the creative models made by the children.

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As part of their project on 'Gods and Mortals' Year 3 developed their food technology skills, making a range of authentic Greek dishes. The tasting session afterwards was great fun!

Year 3 used laptops and library books to learn about life in Ancient Greece by observing the art work on Greek vases. The children then created their own vases building up papier mache over a balloon structure, learning how to strengthen the structure of their models. Children then painted and decorated their vases, making their patterns and pictures look as authentic as possible.

As part of their science project on 'Light', Year 3 found out about reflection, refraction and how light travels in straight lines. The children then worked in groups to create a shadow puppet theatre show. They wrote their own play scripts based on a children’s fairy tale, made the different characters for each scene, built their puppet theatre ‘stage’ and then performed their shadow puppet shows to the class. The children thoroughly enjoyed performing their shows and they all worked well together.

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Year 4

As part of their 'Raiders and Traders' creative learning project, children could choose from a variety of design technology tasks. In the gallery below, you can see fabulous Viking longboats, Viking embroidery patterns and small Anglo-Saxon charms threaded with other materials to create personalised necklaces.

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During their 'Road Trip USA' creative learning project children engaged in a variety of design technology tasks, including designing and making a totem pole, designing and creating a dream catcher and creating a traditional American dish!

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During their project on the Romans, 'I am Warrior', children used their research about Roman and Celtic shields and Celtic embroidery designs to develop and create their own beautiful shield and embroidery designs.

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Year 5

As part of their 'Pharaohs' creative learning project, children designed and made canopic jars using papier mache and lots of gold paint. Children also could also get involved in design technology tasks by building a model of a pyramid; constructing an Egyptian temple and decorating the walls with hieroglyphics; designing and creating a sarcophagus or creating a mask for a great Pharaoh.

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As part of their 'Stargazers' project children made moon buggies, rockets and orreries and some children even made edible planets!

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During their 'Time Traveller' project Year 5 children enjoyed developing design criteria to inform the design of their innovative and functional clocks.

Year 6

As part of their 'Child's War' creative learning project children got involved in the project home learning tasks by building a miniature Anderson shelter; making bunting for the VE street party celebration; making a card gas mask with instructions for its use or writing a wartime recipe using rationed ingredients and, best of all, they brought in the dish for evaluation!

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