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Design and Technology

 

Design and Technology education is defined by these elements:

Designing and making a product, for somebody, for a particular purpose. 

 

Design and Technology (D&T) is an inspiring, creative subject that develops children's creativity, problem-solving skills, and technical knowledge in preparation for the rapidly changing world around them. This primarily involves two essential aspects: learning about the designed and made world and how things work, and learning to design and make functional products for particular purposes and users. 

 

Within Design and Technology projects at Cawston Grange Primary School, pupils are given the freedom to test, refine and develop their products as they work. We encourage pupils to persevere and be innovative as they solve problems that arise in their designs, building on their cross-curricular knowledge and encouraging positive collaboration with other people. 

 

Being able to take risks, make mistakes and learn from errors/misconceptions are integral aspects of all areas of learning and are fundamental life-skills! 

 

There are two strands within D&T: 'Cooking and Nutrition', and 'Designing and Making.' Each year group takes part in three D&T units of work across the year, and one of these units will be food-related. Cooking and Nutrition skills are also taught at other times throughout the year, as part of celebrating special occasions or linked to class topics.  

 

 

Progression of skills in Design and Technology

Year 6 Jaguars baked some WWI rationing recipes. We made: War Cake, Anzac Biscuits, Barley Bread and Cheese and Lentil Savoury'. 20.10.21

Pizza!!!

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In Year 2 we designed, made and tasted our own pizzas! We even made boxes for our pizzas too!

Food Glorious Food!

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In Year 2, we prepared, cooked, ate and evaluated our own vegetable soup!

This is how we made our waistcoats in Year 2!

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Year 2 - Look at our amazing waistcoats!

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Teddy Bear Waistcoats!

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In Year 2, We designed our own outfits out of nature!

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In Year 2 we learnt about free wheel and fixed wheel axles. We designed and evaluated our own product. These were moving vehicles.

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In Year 2 the children were given the opportunity to create their own toy by making a winding mechanism.

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Year 2 - In Design Technology, we made these fantastic toys with a winding mechanism.

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Year 2 - In Design and Technology, we have designed, made and evaluated our own moving vehicles.

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Year 3 learning about pneumatics by making their own creatures with moving parts.

Year 4 enjoyed designing, making (and firing!) these catapults as part of their Romans topic.

Year 1 - DT Sensational Salads 2019-2020

Year 2 'Moving Vehicles' - October 2019

Year 2 - Moving vehicles 2019-2020

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Year 3 learning about pneumatics by making their own creatures with a moving part 2019-2020

Biscuit Baking following a brief and recipes from different celebrities including Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain. 2019-2020

Year 5 Moving Toys -Using CAM mechanisms 2019-2020

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