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Design Technology Vision Statement

 

At Fulwood St. Peter’s we offer a challenging and engaging curriculum that is rigorously taught through the four areas of design development to motivate our pupils. Teachers devise sequential lessons allowing pupils to gain the practical skills needed to cover a variety of contexts. 

 

We reveal the careers and industries which link our knowledge and skills to the wider world allowing pupils to solve relevant problems from the real-life. Pupils are challenged to use their technical knowledge to practically create the visions of their imagination.  

 

The design stages of design incorporate choice and are undertaken independently and provide the opportunity to build emotional well-being and give every pupil the opportunity to achieve their full-potential.  

 

The evaluation stage of design is undertaken with the choice of independently or with peers in team learning so that the pupils have the chance to explore alternative perspectives and further develop in-depth technical knowledge through collaborative discussion and learning. 

Curriculum Overview

EXAMPLES of Implementation 

Choices

Reception-Elsie chose to make a fan on a hot day and found resources needed

Y2 chose what size box they would like to use to make their houses

Y2 make been making models of 1666 houses. They got to chose how they would like to design their timbers on their house

Y2 have been designing a candle jar for Mother’s Day they decided how they wanted to design their jar, keeping in mind what their Mother’s would Iike.

Year 2 have been designing Punch or Judy hand puppets

Y4 Chose where to put their lever and pivot points on their moving Easter cards

Depth

Y2 have designed and created a Tudor house

Y4 Demonstrating understanding of how to create a circuit within an LED card

Independence

Year 1

 

We made our own free standing bridges.

 

 

DT - Food

 

We talked about healthy and unhealthy food and then put the food into catergries.

DT - Food

 

We read the story 'Oliver's Fruit Salad'. We talked about the fruit that we could put ion ours. We chopped up the fruit with a knife and enjoyed our salad.

Y2’s example of their design sheet

Y2 have been using acetate to practice their designs before designing their candle jars.

For Mother’s Day, Year 2 have been designing their own candle jar.

Year 2 have created Christmas cards, using sliders.

Y4 - Levers and Linkages

Leading Teams

Y2 have been evaluating candle jars created by others

Y2 have been learning about different types of puppets. We have been exploring different puppets.

Real Life

Reception-making dough

The children in Reception are measuring and combining salt, flour and water to mae their own dough and then baking with it in the home corner.

Y2 have been busy making models of houses in London 1666

Y2 have been exploring a range of candle jar designs. To help them with designing their own.

Year 2 have been using their hand puppets to perform a puppet show. We hope you enjoy our show VOLUME UP !

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