Design Technology

Cedars Curriculum Statement

 

At Cedars Primary School, teaching and learning is based upon a language rich themed curriculum where pupils are exposed to a range of experiences to enhance their knowledge, understanding and long term memory. As a result, pupils at Cedars are confident, aspirational, articulate learners who are ready for the next stage of education.

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.

 

Design and Technology at Cedars is taught through the Lancashire Curriculum Plans, each year group has a topic that they focus on each half term. 

Below is the overview for Design and Technology.

Design and Technology Policy

Design and Technology Long Term Curriculum overview

Design and Technology progression framework

Take a look at the Design and Technology board that has Early Years, KS1 and KS2's hard word! You can see examples of research, design, making and evaluating!

Take a look at the Design and Technology board that has Early Years, KS1 and KS2's hard word! You can see examples of research, design, making and evaluating! 1

Design and Technology in the Early Years

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Here are some of the ways Design and Technology is taught in the Early Years.  A lot of the objectives are covered through the learning strand media and materials and being imaginative.  Children have investigated materials, planned made and then evaluated.  One example being when children looked at the different superheros, they created a mind map and designed a mask using skills such as cutting and sticking. 

Design and Technology in KS1

The children in Year 1 were looking at different ways of making robots!

Year 2 focused on Wheels and Axles and created a moving vehicle.

Year 2's topic was explorers and their design criteria was to design and create a moving vehicle that would tow Kassim and greedy pirate's ship! The children knew that their vehicle had to have large wheels and a tow.

They looked at strengths and weaknesses and then finally evaluated their finished product.

Designing and making salads!

Children researched and tasted what types of fruit and vegetables they liked. This also helped to develop their vocabulary. Their design criteria was to make a tasty salad for Year 2 children. After their research they made their salads using key skills such as chopping and grating. Then they evaluated their salads and thought about how they may improve it next time.  

Cross Curricular writing

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The DT work meant that they were able to use their experience to write an instructional piece of writing, a recipe so that others can make the same salad!

Design and Technology in KS2

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