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Minety Church Of England Primary School

"Always treat others as you would like them to treat you" Matthew 7:12 "Shine like the stars" Daniel 12:3

Design and Technology

Curriculum Intent

At Minety C of E Primary School, children receive a design and technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practise in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product; this is a key skill which they need throughout their life. D & T allows children to apply the knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Maths, Science and Art. Children’s interests are captured through theme learning, ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning. Children will learn basic cooking skills.

We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school community will be respected and valued and SHINE. By SHINE in Design and Technology we mean children:

  • Sparkle – enjoy the process of making
  • Help – encourage and support each other in team/group DT projects
  • Imagine - use their imagination to create
  • Nurture – develop themselves and others through expression
  • Excel – always trying their best

To read our full intent, implementation and impact, click the link:

Statement of intent

Useful websites

Here are a collection of the design and technology activities that the classes have been participating  as part of their learning.

Class 5 have been making circuits from copper wire and led lights for interactive Christmas cards as part of their topic on Electricity.

Class 2 have been making tree boggart.

Class 5 have been making dragonflies from wire and beads.

Class 4 have been making Greek masks and making coil pots.

Class 2 have been baking oat cookies.

Class 1 have made apples crumbles to bake and eat at home as part of their learning about autumn.

2019 - 2020

The whole school decorated birds and included positive messages inside as whole school homework.

Class 5 made papier mache volcanoes as part of their topic work.

Class 5 made clay models of their fantasy islands.