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Design and Technology Intent

We follow The Early Years Statutory Framework and the national curriculum, using a design, make and evaluate approach to teaching Design and Technology. We have made some enhancements such as visits to a car manufacturer, a farm and a haberdashery as well as opportunities to develop art during woodland learning sessions.

 

All pupils study Design and Technology including those who have SEN and/or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged. The pupils gain knowledge about how to investigate, disassemble, design, make and evaluate every year.

 

We have built our own scheme of work which builds in complexity so that pupils can build their skills and knowledge. Knowledge and skills are constantly revisited and refreshed to ensure that they become embedded. To aid understanding subject specific vocabulary is taught explicitly within every lesson. We have created end points for each topic and milestones for the end of each year to show what pupils should know and can do. As the children move to the next year group, the next teacher then knows where to start. 

 

Pupils come from a mixed urban area of Wirral. We have selected designers, architects and chefs to study, male and female, who share the context of the pupils. To build pupils’ cultural capital, they also study the work of designers who are nationally important. 

 

Autumn Term

Nursery

In Nursery the children have been exploring different constrution materials. 

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In woodland learning we have been wrapping sticks.

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Reception

In Reception we have been learning how to use tools safely. We made snadwiches. 

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to tie a clove hitch.

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Year 1

In year 1 we have been learning how levers and sliders work and move, We have used hole punches to create our levers. We designed our own christmas cards including either a lever or a slider. We made prototypes before we made our final design.

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to tie a reef knot and a bow knot.

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Year 2

In year 2 we have been exploring vegetables. We have been learning about how they fit into a healthy diet. We designed our own vegetable kebabs and when making them we learned how to use a grater, peeler and knife. 

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to tie a square lashing.

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Year 3

n year 3 we have been learning about shell structures. We disassembled boxes to find pout how they were made. We designed our own christmas boxes. We learned how to laminate, corrugate and use ribbing to strengthen card. 

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to tie a figure of eight lashing. 

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Year 4

In year 4 we explored different levers and linkages. We learned about how they make different movements. We created our own levers and designed christmas cards with moving parts.

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to tie a timber hitch knot. 

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Year 5

In year 5 we explored different types of bread. We learned about where wheat comes from and made a basic bread recipe. We then designed pour own bread and added different ingredients to create our designs.

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to tie a siberian hitch knot. 

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Year 6

In year 6 we learned about different methods of combining materials. We designed and created our own christmas cushion.

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to tie an overhand knot. 

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Spring Term

Nursery

We have been learning about how to use tools safely.

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Reception

In Reception we have been joining paper together using glue and split pins. 

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In woodland learning we learned how to use a mallet.

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Year 1

We have been learning about fruits and healthy eating. We designed our own fruit kebab.

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In woodland learning we learned how to use a palm drill.

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Year 2

We have been learning how to join materials to make finger puppets.

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In woodland learning we learned how to use a flint and steel.

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Year 3

We have been learning about healthy and varied diets. We then designed our own sandwich.

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In woodland learning we learned how to use secateurs.

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Year 4

We have been learning about electric circuits. We designed and made a torch.

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In woodland learning we learned how to use loppers.

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Year 5

Year 5 have been learning about framed structures this term. They researched different examples across the globe, including the Birds' Nest Stadium in Shanghai and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The children were then challenged to plan, design and build their own structure to meet their design criteria.

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In woodland learning we have learned how to use a bow saw. 

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Year 6

Year 6 have been learning how to operate and make gears, levers and pulleys. They used theur new skills to make a final fairground design. 

 

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In woodland learning we have been learning how to use a fix blade knife. 

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Summer Term

Nursery

Reception

In woodland learning we are learning to explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly.

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Year 1

In woodland learning we are learning how to be safe around a fire.

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Year 2

Year 2 have been creating moving vehicles using wheels and axles

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In woodland learning we are learning how to create a spark using flint and steel.

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Year 3

In woodland learning we are learning about the 3 elements that keep a fire lit.

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Year 4

In woodland learning we are learning how to make a small fire.

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Year 5

In woodland learning we are learning how to maintain and tend a fire.

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Year 6

In woodland learning we are learning how to build and maintain a fire.

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Townfield Lane, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 2LH

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