At St. Peter's we value Design Technology as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Design and Technology is taught through a variety of creative and practical activities, children are taught the knowledge, understanding, skills and vocabulary needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.
What's happening in our Design and Technology curriculum?
Children in Years 2,4 and 6 are up first to get stuck into their design and technology lessons. They are thoroughly enjoying this practical, hands-on subject in line with our updated school curriculum.
Here is a selection of some of the DT topics we have seen across school so far.
Year 2- Vehicles
Year 2 investigate a variety of different vehicles before undertaking the fun task of designing, making and evaluating their own vehicle. They will learn all about wheels, axles and chassis and how they are combined to make the framework of the vehicle, as well as how to create an eye-catching body.
Year 4- Seasonal Food
Year 4 children are thinking about why certain foods are in season at different times of year, why it’s good to eat seasonal food and how we can include seasonal food in a healthy, varied diet. Children learn how to cook safely and healthily and make jam tarts, toppings for a jacket potato, fairy cakes and stuffed peppers!
Year 6 – Chinese Inventions
Children explore the innovative culture of ancient China and discover the inventions that have helped shape the world, including paper, the compass, gunpowder and the moveable-type printing press. The children will design, make and evaluate their own Chinese invention – the kite.