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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

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 4

Unit outcome- to design and make a light-up box

Investigation 

We started our topic by exploring different types of light-up signs

Design

After studying different types of signs/boxes, the children designed their own light-up box

Making

Final Product

Design and Technology in Year 5 Unit

Outcome- to design and make a healthy meal

Investigation 

We started our topic by looking at healthy living, food groups and what makes a balanced diet.

Making

After designing our menu, we began preparing and cooking our meals.

Final Product

Finally, it was time to taste our delicious meals.

Design and Technology  in Year 6 Bread Making

Unit Outcome - To design a bread product

Investigation

We have begun our DT topic by evaluating different breads from around the world: gluten free; spelt, sunflower and honey; wholemeal; bagels; flatbreads; brioche and sourdough.   We used our senses of sight, touch, taste and smell to help describe our thoughts on each different type of bread.