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
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.
|Y1||Moving toy & sandwiches for a Toy Tea Party. Alien puppets.||Castles that have a moving portcullis and drawbridge & baking bread. Pop up cards for Mother’s Day.||Moving picture linked to the topic Preparing food for a summer picnic.|
|Y2||Skeleton made from pasta & healthy sandwiches Fairy-tale rooms||Baking bread||Kite making Joining different materials (sewing)|
|Y3||Baking fossil shaped biscuits. Making paisley jewellery made from clay||Greek temples using cardboard & Greek pots from clay Cooking French food||Winding mechanism and pirate ships|
|Y4||Paper Mechanisms||Burglar Alarms||Textiles (making bookmarks). Savoury food|
|Y5||Hand warmer. Mini-bakery, baking bread. Designing packaging||Masks African masks. Death masks|
|Y6||Fairgrounds (Motor Mechanisms)||Fairtrade Café (Cooking/ product design)|