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Broadgreen Primary School

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Design Technology

What is D.T. at Broadgreen Primary?

Here at Broadgreen Primary we are dedicated to ensuring all children receive an inspiring Design and Technology curriculum. Pupils use their broad range of subject knowledge to help them follow the ‘Design, Make, Evaluate’ approach. The subject encourages children to become creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Each year group focuses on three main strands, linking them to different relevant contexts: cooking and nutrition, resistant materials and textiles.

KS1 – Textiles and resistant materials.

Design – At Broadgreen children design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria. Learning how to generate, model, develop and communicate their ideas through a variety of different ways.

Make – Children are given the opportunity to select and use a range of different tools, equipment, materials and components.

Evaluate – Children develop skills to explore and evaluate a range of existing products. Moving onto evaluating their own ideas and products against design criteria.

Technical knowledge – Throughout the year they are able to build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. Children explore and use mechanisms in their products, understanding how they work.

KS1 – Cooking and nutrition

Children use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes, understanding where food comes from.

 

KS2 - Textiles and resistant materials.

Design – Children use different methods of research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups. They are given the opportunity to be able to generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.

Make – At Broadgreen the children can select and use from a wide range of materials, components, tools and equipment, knowing and understanding how and when to use these items.

Evaluate – They are given the chance to investigate and analyse a range of existing products. Children develop their skills to be able to evaluate their own ideas and products against their own design criteria. They will use peer assessments to help to improve their work. In addition, they are given the opportunity to explore and understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.

Technical knowledge – Throughout the year, the children apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures. Developing skills on how to understand and use mechanical systems and electrical systems in their products. Children apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.

 

KS2 – Cooking and nutrition

Children understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet to help them prepare and cook a variety of mainly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques. They learn about seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Broadgreen Primary School, Oakhill Rd. Liverpool L13 5UE

0151 228 6692

0151 221 0235

admin@broadgreenprimary.org.uk