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At our school Design & Technology is used to give the children opportunities for creative thinking, problem solving and the knowledge and understanding of how and why products are made in the way they are and how these products could be modified and improved. These opportunities are relevant and purposeful for the children we teach.

The children are taught a progressive range of skills that will help them design, make and evaluate products for specific purposes. Mathematical knowledge is used to support D&T activities, including measure, shape and money. We link the teaching and learning of D&T to other subjects, including art, science, history and English.

Ideas for learning at home during school closure

 

-Get building!  You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something  else.
-Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?
-Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.

-Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
-Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a  description.

-Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, cardboard tubes and boxes and see what you can create with them.

 

If you have any photos or videos you would like to share please email them to me (Mrs Williams) using the address below. Have fun!

 

i.davies@whitefield-inf.lancs.sch.uk

 

Design Technology is a journey of exploration and discovery on the way to producing a finished product. Here are some of ours!
Year 1 have been designing and making their own fruit salads. 
Year 2 are designing and making their own story telling puppets.
Class 7 have been practising their sewing skills.
Year 2 designed, made, evaluated and modified this puppets.
Year 1 are learning how to design and make pop up books. They are using the skills of folding, cutting and making tabs to support their card pictures.
Design and Technology in the early years.
Design and Technology skills. Spring term.
D&T in our Nursery

Making houses for the 3 bears

The Children have been learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff. They have used their building and imagination skills to make bridges that are strong and beautiful to look at.
The Nursery children have been using their skills of cutting and sticking to make models. Aren't they amazing!
Year 2 children have used the skills of cutting, joining and assembling to help them make a puppet for story telling. They evaluated their puppets, asking questions like - Is it strong enough?

Year 2 have been learning about The Great Fire of London. They have learnt that strong winds caused the fire to spread quickly. They evaluated a variety of windsocks that could measure wind direction.

Each group presented what they had discovered, to the rest of the class.

Year 2 designed and made their own windsocks after evaluating others. They looked at different designs and evaluated their fitness for purpose. They used some of the good ideas they had found out to help them design their own.

Now we need a windy day so that the designs can be tested and modified.

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