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Design and Technology

Design and technology is a subject much enjoyed at Queen Emma. The opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to produce items that fit a given brief or help solve a problem are enjoyed by children across the school.

In line with the national curriculum for design and technology we aim 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
  • 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

Yearly Overview

Design and technology at Queen Emma is linked very closely to the topics. Below is a table which shows the work children complete each half term in the different year groups. For each topic there is an element of designing, making (which will involve the use of a wide range of materials) and evaluating.

AutumnSpringSummer
Y1Making a moving toy. Space portholes. Paper Mache Planets.Castles models. Clay castles. Under the sea moving scenes.Wildlife scene in a box. Preparing food for a healthy picnic.
Y2Healthy sandwiches. Fairy-tale roomsBaking breadJoining different materials (sewing)
Y3Baking fossil shaped biscuits. Making paisley jewellery made from clayGreek temples using cardboard & Greek pots from clay Cooking French foodWinding mechanism and pirate ships
Y4Paper MechanismsBurglar AlarmsTextiles (making bookmarks). Savoury food
Y5Hand warmer. Mini-bakery, baking bread. Designing packagingMasks African masks. Death masks
Y6Fairgrounds (Motor Mechanisms)Fairtrade Café (Cooking/ product design)