Here at Smithdown we value and encourage creativity in a wide range of ways. Design and Technology is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum and is found in many forms: clothes, books, home wear, sportswear – products which have been designed to help people with their needs. Design and Technology is part of every child’s immediate life experience. The subject encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond by developing ideas, and eventually making a range of products. Through the study of design and technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as of the products functions. This allows them to reflect on, and evaluate, past and present design and technology. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.

In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to design purposeful, functional and appealing products that are based on design criteria. They will make products by using a wide range of materials and develop the use of tools to cut, shape, join and finish. They will learn to evaluate products and suggest how it could be improved to be stronger, stiffer and more stable. They will learn to cook simple food with an emphasis on savoury dishes.

In Key Stage 2 the children will learn to design purposeful products that are aimed at particular individuals or groups. They will develop their ideas through detailed planning, evaluating product design, observational drawings and making prototypes. They will make products and learn how to use a wide variety of tools, equipment, materials and components. They will learn how to include mechanical, electrical and computer control into products. They will learn to design and cook food with an emphasis on savoury dishes.

Progression in D/T will be assessed through work completed in pupils sketch books, displays, written work and photographic evidence.

Please click here for our whole school overview for design and technology 2023-2024

National Curriculum for Design and Technology

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Design and Technology Chatter

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Primal Painting

13-05-2024

Year 3 used the pigment from different foods and natural resources to paint and mark make.

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Buzz Wire Games

09-05-2024

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Bell Beaker Pottery

07-05-2024

Super work creating our Bronze Age Bell Beaker pots. We created a similar shape and added patterns to them.

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We loved making smoothies in Year 1! We had so much fun!

01-05-2024

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DT – Making our chairs

24-04-2024

We had lots of fun using different joining techniques to build our own chairs. Take a look at some of our fantastic structures

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Great morning with our Everton project! We made our dough from scratch, cut up our own toppings and created wonderful pizzas!

24-04-2024

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Today we have baked cakes to help celebrate Maisie’s Birthday ?

23-04-2024

Maisie Mouse in our story is having a birthday! ? ? ?

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5EHD DT

23-04-2024

We have been working hard on our rail engineering project. Over the past couple of weeks, we have created our own locomotives, complete with a frame, wheels, axels and an electrical circuit.

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Check out our finished chairs!

18-04-2024

We made chairs as part of our DT topic on stable structures.

 

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Teamwork – we started to build our chairs

18-04-2024

We worked so well in teams to start to build our chairs in DT

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Building our prototypes!

18-04-2024

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Buzz Buzz

14-03-2024

We’ve had a great afternoon making circuits with a light and a buzzer to help us when making our buzz wire game. We also got to have a go at a buzz wire game!

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We had an amazing day on world book day! We focused on #Goldilocks and created our own poems and naughty hashtags.

13-03-2024

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Supertato’s House

27-02-2024

This afternoon we created Supertato’s house using icing sugar and gingerbread. We mixed the icing sugar and water to use as glue to stick the house together.

 

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We rounded off our ‘My Bnk’ sessions with talking about money habits and the importance of saving! We even made our very own money bank.

26-02-2024

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We explored how nets can be used to transform into 3D shapes. We practised cutting, folding and gluing tabs to be able to make shell structures.

23-02-2024

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We enjoyed making puppets with our families yesterday!

07-02-2024

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Great afternoon with our LJMU students and our sustainability project.

31-01-2024

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Tesco trip

24-01-2024

To continue learning about chefs, we’re going to become chefs and make our own soup! To prepare for this, we went to Tesco to buy the ingredients we need.

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A happy Diwali from 3TS! We made beautiful lanterns to represent the festival of light.

13-11-2023

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We loved making models of our homes!

19-10-2023

We loved making models of our homes! #smithdowneyfs #smithdowndt

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