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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 1 - DT Sensational Salads

Year 2 'Moving Vehicles' - October 2019

Year 2 - Moving vehicles

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

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