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Design Technology

National Curriculum 2014

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.  

Peppermint creams

Sellindge School DT curriculum

Through creative and practical activities, pupils are learn technical knowledge and are taught to design, make, evaluate a range of work in relevant contexts such as the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment. As part of food technology, pupils will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.

 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage  (YrR)

EYFS – Understanding of the world (Technology) and Expressive art and Design

 

Design Technology is explored through access to a range of resources in the environment both in child initiated activities and teacher led topic activities.

 

Key Stage 1 – year 1/2

  • Cut out shapes which have been created by drawing round a template onto the fabric
  • Join fabrics by using running stitch, glue, staples ,over sewing, tape
  • Make vehicles with construction kits which contain free running wheels
  • Attach wheels to a chassis using an axle
  • Join appropriately for different materials and situations e.g. glue, tape,
  • Mark out materials to be cut using a template
  • Cut strip wood/dowel using hacksaw and bench hook
  • See glue gun used by an adult

 

Lower Key Stage 2 - Year 3/4

  • Understand seam allowance
  • Join fabrics using running stitch, over sewing, back stitch
  • Explore fastenings and recreate some e.g. sew on buttons and make loops
  • Create a simple pattern
  • Understand the need for patterns
  • Incorporate a circuit with a bulb or buzzer into a model
  • Create shell or frame structures, strengthen frames with diagonal struts
  • Make structures more stable by giving them a wide base

 

Upper Key Stage 2 - Year 5/6

  • Understand seam allowance
  • Join fabrics using running stitch, over sewing, back stitch
  • Explore fastenings and recreate some e.g. sew on buttons and make loops
  • Create a simple pattern
  • Understand the need for patterns
  • Incorporate a circuit with a bulb or buzzer into a model
  • Create shell or frame structures, strengthen frames with diagonal struts
  • Make structures more stable by giving them a wide base
  • Measure and mark square selection, strip and dowel accordingly to 1cm
  • Use glue gun with close supervision (one to one)

 

 

Kite Making

DT Curriculum Plan 2016-2020

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