Design & Technology

Design and Technology (DT) is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and made world.
Our DT co-ordinators are Mrs Fulton & Miss Barr. Please click here to view our DT curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact statements.
 

Through the Design Technology topics, identified in our plan below, we will develop important skills and techniques.

You can see the progression of skills and knowledge by year group by clicking here.

Design and Technology is split into 6 key strands: 
- Structures
- Mechanisms
- Textiles
- Cooking & Nutrition
- Electrical Systems
- Digital Worlds (Computing linked)

During the course of the school year, the children complete one DT project per term.
Due to our recent introduction of a scheme called Kapow to support our teaching of DT, the new project progression was put into place in school from the Spring Term.
To find out more about Kapow, please click here.

To view the vocabulary taught in each unit, please click here.

 

 

 

DT & Art Projects

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DT in action at Acacias!
EYFS did some baking!
Year 3 practised their knife safety skills when chopping different fruits to make fruit kebabs and then went on to make a fruit crumble and a savoury tart - this was all part of the 'Eating Seasonally' focus of their Cooking & Nutrition unit.

Year 4 baked biscuits in their Cooking & Nutrition unit by adapting a recipe and then designed and made a book cover in their Textiles unit.