Design and Technology at Lordsgate
We teach DT through a thematic approach. Each class deliver DT once a term, this also incorporates some element of food. DT may also be taught through other subjects and have cross curricular links. Children get the opportunity to design and make a product which has a purpose for a specific user. Sometimes the children will bring the product home and sometimes the product is used within school or the key components are recycled and used again.
Food is also part of DT learning and throughout their primary education, children will get the chance to make a dish, trying it and improving the taste of it through the ingredients used in it.
DT learning includes textiles, food, mechanical systems, electrical systems and computer aided design. Please see below an overview of DT learning for this academic year.
See the pictures of our DT learning in school below, as well as the DT policy we follow in school.
Design and Technology Policy
Websites to Explore...
The Children's University of Manchester has a fantastic introduction into what textiles are and where they come from. This page will guide you through the world of textiles with quizzes and games for you to try out!
Although this activities video and application may seem dated Stanford University's resources relating to how things are made are extensive and educational. This resource is aimed towards older children, but younger children may find the videos interesting.
Learning4kids has a wonderful selection of crafts you can complete at home, for children of any age. These activities focus more on learning through doing, rather than reading or watching.