Design and Technology

Here at St George’s, we strongly believe that all children should be provided with opportunities to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

They will gain specific subject knowledge and use it alongside their knowledge from other subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, thus becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our children and allows them to discover new interests, passions and skills that may be of use in future employment.

At St George’s School, we provide children with exciting learning experiences. An example of this is visiting Enginuity, where the children can create a project of their own, such as a mechanical robot or moving storybook, whilst visiting their design and technology interactive museum. Enginuity staff also visit us at school and run practical workshops to enhance our DT topics.

 

Furthermore, we have made links with a local secondary school. We are fortunate to be able to use their design and technology facilities, again to improve our children’s hands-on experiences.

 

Aims:

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 and make high-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
(National Curriculum, 2013)

 

Design and Technology Overview

Year Group

Autumn Term Spring Term

Summer Term

1

Food

Teddy Bear’s picnic

Mechanisms

Vehicles

Structures

Kites

2 Food

Pizza

Structures

Homes

Textiles

Puppets

3

Electrical control

Moving monsters

Structures

Photo frames

Food

Sandwiches

4

Textiles

Seasonal stockings

Structures

Making mini greenhouses

Electrical control

Torches

5

Mechanisms

Moving toys

Food

Bread

Structures

Bridge building

6

Food

Gingerbread houses

Structures

Construction kits

Enterprise/STEM

Summer Fayre stalls