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Design and Technology

Design and technology is a subject much enjoyed at Queen Edith. The opportunity for children to use their imagination and creativity to produce items that fit a given brief or help solve a problem is enjoyed by every year group across the school.

In line with the national curriculum for design and technology we aim 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

Yearly Overview

Design and technology at Queen Edith is linked very closely to the topics. Below is a table which shows the work children complete each half term in the different year groups. For each topic there is an element of designing, making (which will involve the use of a wide range of materials) and evaluating.

AutumnSpringSummer
Y1Owl sock puppets. Moving toy mechanisms.Habitat boxes. Castle models.Making sandwiches. Making boats.
Y2 Making bread. Fairy tale room design in the style of Lauren Child.Making skeletons.Butterfly sewing. Making kites.
Y3 Greek temples. Cooking French food. Clay Greek pots.Pirate ship winding mechanisms. Stonehenge. Bird scarers for Year 3 garden.
Y4Savoury cooking. Winter soup.Burglar alarms. Roman mosaics.Paper mechanisms.
Y5Sewing, Hand warmers. Clay mummies. African Animal Masks. Baking biscuits and packaging.Longboat and Viking Helmet. Bottle rockets.
Y6Fairgrounds, motor mechanisms.Fairtrade Café, cooking and product design.Volcanoes, sewing .

Examples Of Learning

Year 1 worked really hard to build and decorate castles.

In year 1, we made Owl sock puppets. The children took time to design them before going on to make them.

Year 4 made burglar alarms.