St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

Email:

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk


Tel:

0161 921 1940

Design Technology

Vision Statement

 Our vision for Design Technology at St Edmund’s is for the curriculum to develop pupils’ creative, technical and practical skills for completing their everyday tasks confidently and successfully. At St Edmund’s, we recognise the importance of working together, developing communication skills and working independently.

In Design Technology we provide opportunities for the pupils to develop their skills in designing and making their own prototypes and products. Pupils learn to work together in critiquing, evaluating, testing and comparing their project designs and further develop their communication so that they are able to articulate their views and ideas. Design technology experiences are used to equip pupils with the skills to operate successfully in the wider world. 

If you would like to know more about the design technology curriculum at St Edmund's, please arrange an appointment with your child's teacher or Miss Rogers.

Alternatively, statutory information is available on line by clicking here.

EYFS & KS1

Y1/2 Topic: Structures

Year 1/2 started a DT unit working towards making their very own 'Mini Little Hulton'.

At first they practised their cutting and fixing skills. Then they focused on their shaping and joining skills. They created roofs and chimneys and joined them together. 

In following sessions they started to design their own buildings that they were going to create. They thought about what they would need in their 'mini Little Hulton' and the equipment needed to create their models. 

For their Parent Celebration, parents were invited to walk through Y1/2's very own 'mini Little Hulton'. 

Reception: Chinese New Year 

Reception celebrated Chinese New Year, 'The Year of the Pig!' The children were able to talk about the similarities between how they prepare for their celebration with how we prepare for Christmas. 

All the children enjoyed a range of activities relating to Chinese New Year and all had the opportunity to taste a variety of Chinese food.  Some children liked the food and some did not. 

Nursery: Pancake Day

The Nursery children loved watching Mrs H flipping the pancakes. The children enjoyed tasting the most.

Y1/2 Topic: Fabric Faces

As part of our Fabric Faces topic we have been designing our own faces. This week we created a template using paper and used this to draw and cut around to make the shape of our faces. 

Lower KS2

Food Technology

This year, our Food Technology project was called 'Edible Garden'. We looked at herbs and fruits which can be grown in our gardens and used these to produce a range of healthy, nutritious snacks. We also studied the vitamins which could be found in the foods and discussed how these are used by our bodies.

The children learnt a range of skills including: chopping, grating, measuring, stirring, blending and even using the induction hobs.

Upper KS2

Year 6: Food from around the World

In Year 6, their Food DT topic required taste-testing foods that are used alot in Baghdad. Some tried new things such as cous-cous, chickpeas, dates. 

Year 6: Baking bread for our Swieconka Basket. 

During Holy Week, Year 6 learned about the Polish tradition of Swieconka (blessing of the baskets) where Polish people get together a basket of foods such as sausage, bacon, ham, butter in the shape of a lamb, sourdough bread, decorated eggs. Each item has a religious symbolism to the Passion of Easter.

Year 6 baked the Sourdough bread themselves, ready to present this in our Easter Reflection.

We also loved tasting it!