Design and Technology
At Moston Lane Primary School, Design and Technology gives our children the skills and abilities to engage positively with the ‘designed and made’ world in which they live, whilst also enabling them to understand the benefits of technology. Our children are given a wide range of opportunities to be logical thinkers, to be creative and practical. 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 needs, wants and values, as well as those of others.
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: design, make, evaluate and use technical knowledge. Key skills and key knowledge for D&T have been mapped out across the school to ensure progression between year groups. This also ensures that there is a context for the children’s work in Design and Technology; learning about real life structures and the purpose of specific examples, as well as developing their skills throughout the curriculum.
Key skills and key knowledge for D&T have been mapped out across the school to ensure progression between year groups. This also ensures that there is a context for the children’s work in Design and Technology; learning about real life structures and the purpose of specific examples, as well as developing their skills throughout the curriculum.
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 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 make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Please follow the link to view the D.T. policy:
Below is the ‘Curriculum Map’ and 'Progression of Skills & Knowledge, which outlines the activities and skills that will be taught throughout the year:
Please follow the links to find out more about the expectations for your child:
Please find below the 'Knowledge Organisers' for your child's year group and topic below. They contain key words and information that the children will be learning throughout their topic this half term:
Design and Technology in EYFS
When learning all about hibernation, the children in Nursery made their own hibernating hedgehogs using clay. They then painted them before making a warm, cosy bed for them to sleep in during winter.
Design and Technology in KS1
Design and Technology in KS2
Design & Technology Club
In our Design and Technology Club we have been designing and making our own Christmas decorations. We developed and used our sewing skills to join the material together. What do you think?
Here are some super D&T and other crafts that the children have been doing for their home learning. We have children designing, making and showing off their cooking skills. A huge well done to our Moston Lane Superstars!