Design & Technology

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‘You need imagination to make learning fun.  Design Technology allows us to use our imagination.’ (Louis Year 4)

‘I love Design Technology because it helps develop my thinking skills.’ (Sasha Year 4)

We aim to teach Design and Technology through our Nelson Learning Challenge Curriculum.

In summary:

Children will be given the opportunity to develop to the full, their abilities in:

  • Designing
  • Making
  • Evaluating
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Cooking and Nutrition

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Enrichment Opportunities

Throughout the year Mrs Church, Design & Technology Leader has been working with the pupils on preparing and cooking healthy global cuisine.

Trips & Visits

The Pupil Food improvement Team visited York House in October 2015 for a Food Education day organised by a ISS Education (our school meal provider).

Pupil Voice – Food Pupil Improvement Team

The Food Pupil Improvement Team planned, organised and led assemblies across the school following their Food Education day visit to inform the rest of the school about what they had learnt.

 Awards & Quality Marks

healthy schools award bronzeWe have recently been awarded the Healthy Schools bronze award. We are now working towards the silver award!

 

Useful Websites

www.data.org.uk (The Design and Technology Association)

www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/

http://pie.exploratorium.edu/scrapbook/cabaret/

http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/overview.htm

www.design-council.org.uk

www.howstuffworks.com

www.bbc.co.uk/education

www.nutrition.org.uk

www.archikids.org.uk/

The following websites are those that BECTA have recommended:

www.lego.com/eng/create/activities

www.gridclub.com/

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/as/tech/index_html.shtml.

www.dtonline.org/structures/

www.howstuffworks.com

www.timhunkin.com

www.secretlifeofmachines

www.rudimentsofwisdom.com

www.inventivekids.com

www.dubble.co.uk

www.foodforum.org.uk/curriculum/Baking_Teacher_Guidance.shtml

www.warburtons.co.uk

www.wrightsflour.co.uk

www.fabflour.co.uk

Web-based Resources

Web-based resources can bring the outside world into the classroom. For example, using photos, animation and video clips helps pupils to visualise concepts, particularly dynamic processes such as manufacturing.  While there are an extensive number of websites that can support design and technology, it is often better to use a small number of well-chosen sites that support specific learning objectives.

www.inventivekids.com/

www.lego.com/eng/create/activities

www.gridclub.com/games/dt/designstudio/index.shtml

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/as/tech/

www.crocodile-clips.com/

The wonderful experiences our children have to develop as designers and engineers

Visit our gallery to view the photograph collections of the enrichment opportunities, visits, and trips, workshop and special visitors children experience as part of their design and technology learning experiences.