At St. Andrew’s, we value Design Technology, as part of our aim to ensure our pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. We use cross-curricular links to support Design Technology units and ensure the subject elements of Design, Make, Evaluate and Technical Knowledge are fully taught. In every unit, we try to design something, for somebody, for some purpose.
Each year group covers three topics a year.
Year Group Overview
Cooking and Nutrition: Wraps
Mechanisms: Wheels and axles
Mechanisms: Making a monster
Structures: Baby bear’s chair
Cooking and Nutrition: Eating seasonally
Mechanical Systems: Pneumatic toys
Structures: Constructing a castle/building
Mechanical Systems: Making a slingshot
Mechanical Systems: Pop-up book
Cooking and Nutrition: What could be healthier?
Mechanical Systems: Automata toys