Design and Technology is a very exciting subject where children get to become designers, inventors and engineers, and at our school Mrs Williams is the subject leader for DT.
At Whitefield we ensure children have the opportunity to develop their design, making and evaluating skills through a wide range of DT projects. Our curriculum for DT is built to ensure children experience and develop a wide range of skills, covering all areas of the DT.
Spring Term 2022
In Year 2, the children have been exploring how levers and sliders work and have learnt about the direction of movements and the mechanisms required to make them work.
They began by investigating and evaluating a range of existing products by looking at pop up books that use both lever and slider mechanisms to make parts of the picture move.
The children then designed their own images with a moving mechanism for them to use to help them retell an event from a traditional tale.
The children created their moving image by selecting appropriate tools and techniques and verbally evaluating their products throughout the making process.
Gallery of finished products
In Year 1 the children were asked to build a model of a famous UK landmark using natural materials they found in Forest School. The design brief given to the children was that their models had to be able to stand up without collapsing
and easily identified by their friends. The children did a fantastic job with their designs and it was wonderful to see the team work and co-operation that took place during the making process.