Statement of Intent
At Christ the King, our Design and Technology curriculum engages children to become young designers, inventors and engineers. It will allow children to think creatively, imaginatively and to design and make products in a variety of contexts. It is our intent to develop and support the children in following a design process, equipping them with skills to participate in the development of rapidly changing technology. Our Design and Technology will allow children to apply the knowledge and skills gained in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. At Christ the King, children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers. Evaluation plays an integral part in the design process as it allows children to adapt and improve their product- a key skill which they will need throughout their life. Children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness.
Design and Technology in Year 1
Unit outcome - To make a moving picture
Investigating stage - Children looked closely at different pop up books in school
Investigating stage - Children explored different mechanisms. Below are some of their their own wheel mechanisms.
Designing stage - Children then designed their own moving picture based on popular nursery rhymes.
Many children visited Mrs Webster in her office. Florence when asked about her design said, " My idea is to have a wheel mechanism behind the picture to change Little Miss Muffet from happy to sad when the spider comes to sit next to her. The spider will move with a slider mechanism". WOW Florence what a fabulous explanation!
Making stage - Children then used all their skills to make these amazing moving pictures.
The class finally evaluated their final pieces of work. Fantastic work Year 1, Well done!