Design and Technology

Design Technology

Design Technology at St Albert’s is organised to link with the Lancs Scheme which is a  cross curricular approach to learning. The three DT skills of  Generating Ideas, Making and Evaluating run through topics and are developed progressively each yearDT is viewed as a practical subject and all topics have a product outcome that is practical and relevant. As per the national Curriculum pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

  • EYFS – through Expressive Arts and Design

 

  • Year 1 – Fire, Fire (mechanisms), The Great Outdoors (structures), Growth and Green Fingers (food and nutrition)
  • Year 2 – Fighting Fit (food and nutrition), Explorers (structures), Wind in the Willow (Textiles)
  • Year3 – Healthy Humans (food and nutrition), How Does your Garden Grow (structures) The Iron Man (mechanical systems)
  • Year 4- Sparks Might Fly (electric circuits), Passport to Europe (textiles) Hunted ( food and nutrition)
  • Year 5 – A United Kingdom (mechanical Systems) Food Glorious Food (food and nutrition), Amazon Adventure (textiles)
  • Year 6 – London () , Heroes and Villains (food), Seaside (mechanical structures and electrics)

 

The following 5 technical strands are focused upon and built upon as they are revisited throughout the key stages

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Construction and structures
  • Textiles
  • Mechanisms
  • Electrical Systems

Increasing outdoor and residential visits are used to support DT such as the Year 5 trip to PGL  design and make a raft and our outdoor Forest school where we build dens and make various structures.