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D & T

At Panshanger Primary School we follow the National Curriculum Programmes of study for Design Technology, and it is our aim that in Design Technology our pupils:

  • to develop creative thinking in children and enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing, making and exploring designs;
  •  to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their own ideas;
  • to select appropriate tools and techniques for making a product, whilst following safe procedures;
  • to explore attitudes towards the manufactured world and how we live and work within it;
  • to develop an understanding of technological processes, products, their manufacture, and their contribution to society;
  • to explore how products have changed and developed over time to meet greater demands and differing needs;
  • to foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making and pride in the finished product

 

Opportunities to practice and achieve the skills above are taught through a wide range of exciting topics.

Overview of learning themes:

Year 1 – Textiles, Moving Pictures and Sensational Salads

Year 2 – Windmills, textiles (pencil cases) and Healthy snacks

Year 3 – Photo Frames, Healthy Sandwich Snacks and Moving Monsters

Year 4 – Reusable T-Shirt Bags, Pop-up Books and Torches

Year 5 – Healthy Cracker Snacks, Moving Toys, Cushions

Year 6 – Shelters, Seasonal Stockings