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Lowe’s Wong Anglican

Methodist Junior School

Everyone at Lowe’s Wong Junior School is expected to take responsibility for their learning and to respect themselves and others

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Design and Technology

 

The intent of our Design and Technology Curriculum is to:

  • Nurture a curiosity and a love and thirst for learning.
  • Develop the ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely.
  • Promote a thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products.
  • Reflect and evaluate designs and products.

 

The implementation of our Design and Technology Curriculum:

Our design and technology projects are sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s designing, planning, making and evaluating skills and ensures there is complete coverage of all national curriculum programmes of study.


Each project is based around a design and technology subject focus of structures, mechanisms, cooking and nutrition or textiles. The design and technology curriculum’s electronic systems and IT monitoring and control elements are explicitly taught in our science projects to ensure the links between the subjects are highlighted.


Meaningful links to other areas of the curriculum have been made. For example, the Scrumdillyumptious cooking and nutrition project also incorporates geography place knowledge within trade links and food distribution. All the projects follow a structure where children are introduced to key concepts and build up knowledge and skills over time, using a more comprehensive range of equipment and building, cutting, joining, finishing and cooking techniques as they progress through school.


All projects contain focused, practical tasks in the Develop stage to help children gain the knowledge and skills needed to complete their Innovate tasks independently.

 

The intended impact of our Design Technology Curriculum is that:

By the end of Key Stage 2, we aim for our children to have developed the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. They will be able to build upon a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. When reflecting, they will be able to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others. They will be able to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and will have learnt some aspects of cookery.

 

Each year a Science and Technology Challenge is open to all children, and year groups are invited to the exciting final heats of this popular competition.

 

Mrs Smart is our Subject Leader for Design and Technology.

Design and Technology progression document 2023

                                                      Design and Technology Projects

 

Year 3

 

Building shelters, building catapults for battle

Healthy Snacks

 

Year 4 Anglo-Saxon Houses

Making wearable digestive systems

Year 5

 

 

Cam mechanisms

Moving toys

Designing and making water collectors

Year 6

 

3D Floral Design

 

 

Make-Do and Mend project

 

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