During our Design Technology lessons at Dunsville Primary, we aim to engage and inspire our children by keeping our lessons practical. We teach Design Technology by following the 'design, make and evaluate' structure to our lessons. During the designing stage, the children require creativity and problem solving skills to design a product that meets the brief. From this initial planning and designing, the children are then able to make a usable product using a range of skills. Following this, the children will look back on their product and think about the positives and the areas for development. They will be able to make links and comparisons to their original design and assess whether the product is suitable for its purpose.
In our Design Technology lessons, we aim to use a wide variety of skills including textiles, food, mechanisms, structures and electrical systems.
We also try to link our Design Technology lessons to our geography, history or science lessons and use cross-curricular links wherever possible.
Long Term plan for Design Technology:
Photos of Design Technology at Dunsville Primary:
Year 1 have been very busy during the Autumn term by designing and making a moving picture. Some children even managed to link this to their topic of the Great Fire of London!
In year 2, the children were able to design and make a reindeer jam jar to sell at the Christmas fair! These turned out to be extremely popular as they were filled with delicious chocolates!
The children in year 4 also designed and made a Christmas themed sweet jar for the Christmas fair.
The children in year 4 have also been very busy designing, tasting current products and making their own healthy snack which relates to their science topic of teeth and digestion.
Year 6 were also very busy with designing and making products for the Christmas fair! They made lots of pom pom baubles which were very popular with the customers!
Year 6 also made wire sculptures which they designed and made for arts week!