Design & Technology

Design and Technology at Hellingly

From Early Years to Year 6, the children are taught specific skills enabling them to create and make high quality items. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children begin to appreciate that materials/objects have particular properties which make them suitable for a particular task. They learn to select and safely use an appropriate range of tools to produce a product which satisfies a particular purpose showing clear decision making. They build and construct with a wide range of objects, adapting their work where necessary. With this foundation, children from Year 1 onwards are guided through the design processes used in industry: they must consider their target market and analyse existing products before they create their own ideas and develop them into working products. As they make their product, essential skills are taught, always with an emphasis on safety. Finally they must evaluate their finished product. Progression can clearly be seen via both the level of skills shown as the children move on up the school plus the demands of the projects themselves.

Hellingly’s Design and Technology Curriculum

The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world  
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users  
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others  
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Progression of Knowledge

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Progression on Skills

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Design and Technology Around the School