At St Edmund’s our Design Technology Curriculum endeavours 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 developing children’s communication, which is at the heart of Design Technology when working together, using our ever- developing vocabulary and spoken skills. 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. This supports every child to become an independent thinker, and to face challenges with perseverance and resilience.
Design technology experiences are used to equip pupils, and support our community, with the skills to operate successfully in the wider world.
KS1 and KS2 complete two/three Design Technology Modules per year.
Food Technology: Easter Nests
In EYFS, the children made Easter nests, taking turns to mix the melted chocolate and discussing the change from a solid to a liquid. They helped to count out the two mini eggs to go onto their nests and then enjoyed eating them!
This half term our unit is 'wheels and axles'. We started by exploring different types of wheels and how they move. Then we created a mechanism with wheels, an axle and an axle holder.
Food Technology: Biscuits!
Year 3/4 have researched existing biscuit products which are available in the shops, discussed the taste, texture and appearance of the biscuits and also evaluated the differing styles of packaging used. They have then worked in teams to follow a simple recipe to bake biscuits. Next step, making their own biscuits!
Electrical Systems: Electronic Greeting Cards
In this unit, Year 5/6 explored how circuits can be adapted to suit different purposes, and recreated circuits using adhesive copper tape. They then applied their knowledge to make their own electronic greeting cards.
DT Past Projects
Here are some videos of our fantastic past projects!