Design and Technology
Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for children to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others' needs.
Making mistakes is a huge part of Design and Technology! It is integral to learning
Children should also develop skills alongside the design process relating to food technology, woodwork, sewing, moving mechanisms and more.
Keep checking this page to see what each year group have been up to...
Nursery (Expressive Arts and Design)
Reception - Expressive Arts and Design
This half term we have been focusing on cooking and nutrition and have learnt about food hygiene and safety. We designed what we would like our fruit kebabs and salads to look like, discussed the importance of cutting safely and then made our own kebabs and salad. We had lots of fun eating them, they tasted AMAZING!
In our D&T lessons, we designed and created our own products, linked to The Great Fire of London, that included a slider and lever mechanism. Don't they look fantastic!
In D&T lessons we made our own bread and healthy pizzas. We enjoyed tasting a range of different breads- our favourite was the naan bread! We discussed what carbohydrates are and why we need them in our diet. We then followed a simple recipe to make some delicious white bread!
In our D&T lessons, we have been focusing on a healthy and varied diet. This half term we created our very own Egyptian banquet! Firstly, we tasted a range of Egyptian foods during our tasting session including; baba ganoush, olives, dates and flatbread. We then followed a range of recipes to make our own baba ganoush and sweet date flapjacks. We had lots of fun measuring and weighing out the ingredients!
In our DT lessons, we have been learning all about catapults. We have researched the designs of catapults, found out how they were made and what they were used for. We have also created designs for our own catapults. Have a look at some of our amazing designs:
We have used our wonderful designs to create our own catapults. We also tested our catapults and they all worked! Well done Year 5; they were amazing!
Layla has created this amazing catapult at home; we are all really impressed. Well done Layla!
During our Spring DT lessons, Year 5 have been looking at food celebrating culture. We focused on Greek food and research and taste tested some famous Greek ingredients: feta cheese, olives and honey. We created and followed an adapted recipe to bake honey muffins. We measured, melted and mixed our ingredients and carefully spooned the mixture into cake cases ready to be baked. We did an amazing job and they tasted amazing!
In our DT lesson this half term, we have been researching rationed ingredients. We have been designing meals that can be cooked using rationed food items from World War II and researching the seasonality of each ingredient.
We decided that 'Vegetable Turnovers' and 'War-Time Shortbread' were our favourite recipes. We adapted and created a recipe for each and then made the food items following our own recipes.