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Design Technology

It is our intent for DT to offer children the chance to use creative thinking and design within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of designing and making. They work in a range of contexts through our topic based approach which allows for cross curricular links to be made.

Through the study of DT, pupils 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. 





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Design and Technology is taught from Early Years to Year 6 at Ashfield Primary. We teach: structures, mechanisms, food and nutrition and textile design. 

Mechanisms in KS1: Year 1 and 2 learn how to fit wheels and an axle on a chassis to create a moon buggy.

June 2021 : Structures in Year 2. We learn to make stable structures in Key Stage 1. We learn how to different joining techniques such as: a flange, hinges, ties and slots.

March 2021: Oak Class have been exploring triangulation and using braces to make stable structures with spaghetti and plasticine.

Year 6 spent a morning building structures with newspaper. They had to think like engineers about how to make their structures tall and stable without using glue.

Year 5 - Creating and building structures and learning from our own success and failures. First attempt.

Year 5 - Creating and building structures and learning from our own success and failures. Second attempt after evaluation.

Year 4 planned, made and evaluated a pencil case.

Year 2 researched their textile product before the design work. The sea creature finger puppets were based on the story 'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson. We asked Early Years what puppets they would like to play with and then designed a template. The joining method was running stitch.

Year 2 Food and Nutrition: Designing, Making and Evaluating a delicious dip served on a platter with vegetables.

Year 2: Using textiles to make a brooch for Mothers' Day. The children sewed on a button and joined their felt pieces by stitching them together.

Year 1 - Moving Pictures: Fire of London

EY - Maple and Acorns - designing and testing boats

EY - Acorn and Maple Classes - Designing Mittens