St Edmund's RC Primary School

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St Edmund's RC Primary School

Design Technology

Subject Intent

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

EYFS children have had lots of fun watching Miss McManus make pancakes. We talked about the ingredients and utensils needed and then everyone had the opportunity to taste the pancakes. We also discussed the need for hygiene and safety.


Smoothies: Food and Technology

This half term our unit is 'Smoothies.' We thought about the design of our smoothie including equipment and ingredients.  We loved using our skills of cutting and juicing to make our smoothies. Finally, we enjoyed the smell, taste and time to evaluate. 

Lower KS2

Textiles: Cushions

Year 3/4 we designed our worry monster cushions, deciding what details we would add once we had joined the two pieces of fabric together.  We used our designs as a template to cut out the details to be added.  we used a simple running stitch to join the two pieces of fabric together. Finally, we added extra detail to our worry monsters. 

Upper KS2

Mechanical Systems: Pop -up Book

 In this unit, Year 5/6  have made pulleys and levers and used these to create a pop-up book. Children based their work on the story Jack and Jill. They created a moving pulley for the pail of water and a lever for Jack and Jill going over the hill. They also used. Picture of Jack to create the pop-up effect.

DT Past Projects

Here are some videos of our fantastic past projects!

EYFS Food Technology: Easter Nests

Year 3/4 Buildings and Structures: Anglo Saxon Houses 

Year 5/6 Electrical Systems: Programming Micro:bit Inchworms

KS1 Textiles: Fabric Faces

Year 1/2 Mechanisms: Moving Picture Books

Year 5/6 Mechanical Systems: Automata Animals