Year 1 have been learning all about the importance of Harvest. They made bread as part of their Harvest work and were able to confidently follow instructions.
This week in year 3 we have been designing and making our own mini greenhouses. We looked at the structures and materials used in existing greenhouses and palm houses to support our own designs.
Our DT project this term is to up-cycle and old item of clothing. We started by learning about where our clothes come from and how they are made. We then did some research and created mood boards before creating designs. We've just started the up-cycling process and...
Year 4 have been learning all about bread. We tried a variety of different breads earlier in the week then designed our own. We then made our own bread...we couldn't believe how tasty it was!
Year 2 have had an amazing week where we have learnt all about dips. We tried some of our own dips and dippers then designed some new packaging after exploring packaging that’s already available. We made ours lots more vibrant and exciting for the buyer! We also...
This morning we have had a wonderful time where we have firstly learnt all about food hygiene and the importance of washing our hands before handling food. We have decided upon the ingredients for our own dips and then we have made our own own. We washed and chopped...
This week we have been looking at bread for DT week. We have evaluated a variety of breads, focussing on taste, texture, origin and preferences. We have designed our own bread, made our own bread and evaluated our own bread. It has been a very tasty experience....
Year 2 have had an amazing time over the last few days where we have been learning all about dips. We have tasted some and learnt about the country which they originate from. We then designed our own packaging and thought about the important things which packaging...
What does our curriculum look like?
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Elsecar Holy Trinity Primary School, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, we teach the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making.
When designing and making, the children are taught to:
- generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
- select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing) accurately
• select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
- investigate and analyse a range of existing products
• evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
We ensure the children
- 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 and 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. Children will design and make a range of products. A good quality finish will be expected in all design and activities made appropriate to the age and ability of the child.
Children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.