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Design Technology

Sellindge School DT curriculum

Through creative and practical activities we intend for pupils to learn technical knowledge and are taught to design, make, evaluate through 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;  apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating as well as preparing a budget; this will help them throughout their entire lives.

 

Skills learnt at each stage in primary school.

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 
  • Cut, peel or grate ingredients safely and hygienically.
  • Measure or weigh using measuring cups or electronic scales.
  • Assemble or cook healthy ingredients.
  • Understand where food comes from.

 

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
  • Prepare ingredients hygienically using appropriate utensils.
  • Measure ingredients to the nearest gram accurately. 
  • Follow a recipe.
  • Assemble or cook healthy ingredients (controlling the temperature of the oven or hob, if cooking).

 

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)
  • Understand the importance of correct storage and handling of ingredients (using knowledge of microorganisms).
  • Measure accurately and calculate ratios of ingredients to scale up or down from a recipe.
  • Demonstrate a range of baking and cooking techniques.
  • Create and refine recipes, including healthy seasonal ingredients, methods, cooking times and temperatures.
  • Understand how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed. 
  • Understand and apply principles of a healthy and varied diet.

 

 

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.