Design & Technology at Mauldeth Road
When teaching design and technology we intend:
To enable children to develop the skills they need for designing and making, through a range of creative and practical activities.
To help children appreciate a range of mechanisms and techniques for applying them.
To develop children’s ability to investigate, analyse and evaluate a range of products, applying their understanding and technical knowledge across a range of tasks and using a variety of materials, and to consider the environmental impact, their after-life and possible alternatives.
To develop the skills needed to prepare and cook healthy food.
Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS)
In EYFS, children explore many opportunities to design and build using a variety of means. They will use simple construction kits and a range of materials to explore making larger structures from samller parts and to work out how to conect things together. They will think about what they are making and how it could be used.
In Year 1 children make toast. they , create moving pictures and explore construction and design through play.
In Year 2, Children create 'Roly Polys' to investigate movement. They make healthy fruit Salad and create their own fridge magnets
In Year 3, Children will bake their own
Children will design and make puppets and use a range of skills to work out how their ideas can be realised. they will also design and construct wooden photo frames. This will involve thinking about the sizes of the parts, how they can fit together and be joined and how they can be decotrated.
In Year 4 children create treasure boxes to store their favourite things. They think about fair trade when learning about tea and make
In year 5, children create Pop-up Books about the Mayan cicilastion. Here children will investigate different techniques of folding and manipulating paper for creating pop-up joints and movement. Later, children will use cams to build a Moving Beast. In Food Technology, children will explore how to make a healthy sandwich.
In Year 6, children make Viking Brooches investigating joining materials and design for decorative purposes. They also look at Control systems linking ICT with design. They also make buggies linking their scientific knowledge of electrical circuits to their design.