At St saviours School we aim to deliver the Design and Technology curriculum with both a practical and a creative approach. The children solve real life problems within a variety of contexts, using a cross curricular approach incorporating mathematics, science, ICT and art. These experiences encourage the children to become resourceful, innovative, and enterprising.
The national curriculum for design and technology aims 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.
To 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.
What is covered in years 1 – 6
Year 1: Moving pictures, Playgrounds, Eating fruit and vegetables, Homes.
Year 2: Vehicles, Puppets, Windup toys, Joseph’s coat.
Year 3: Packing, Sandwich snacks, Moving monsters, Photograph frames.
Year 4: Money containers, Story books (pop up), Alarms (electrical controls), Lighting
Year 5: Musical instruments, Bread, Moving toys (electrical/computer controlled), Biscuits
Year 6: Shelters, Slippers, Fairgrounds (electrical/computer), controllable vehicles.