Design Technology at Cringle Brook
and at our other Trust schools
At Cringle Brook, our inspirational Design and Technology curriculum takes children on a journey, starting in Reception and ending in Year 6, ensuring children are equipped for KS3 by providing a challenging and balanced curriculum. The world is increasingly becoming a technical place and we provide the tools to access this.
They develop their ability to apply skills both practically and technically. Children develop broad skills in three key areas: textiles, construction and food technology.
The children were set a challenge based on our class story.
To prepare for our Teddy Bears picnic, everybody made their own sandwiches by following simple instructions.
Starting in Reception, we begin to expose the children to subject specific vocab as their journey of DT begins during Continuous Provision where children are encouraged to design things that they can they build!
In Key Stage One, the children create useful and practical products with recycled materials by using the three step design, make and evaluate process. Year 1 created a healthy breakfast for the Year 6’s to enjoy. Year 2 get to work on attaching wheels to a chassis.
In Key Stage Two, the children are passionate to apply their DT skills and knowledge that they have learnt throughout their journey in school and develop them even further, ready to continue after Primary School!
Year 3 created their own levers to transport objects around the room!
Year 4 learnt about savoury cakes for the Food Tech portion of DT. They chose either beetroot or courgette and followed simple instructions to make and decorate their cakes. Lessons like this equip children with basic cooking knowledge, which they can then build on both at school and at home.
“In DT, it takes a very long time to properly complete but in the end, the products the children come out with are brilliant. The range of skills they have to use throughout is brilliant and it's sometimes amazing to see the children struggle or even fail at certain points but then have another go, bounce back and get it done on the second or even third try!" - Mr Allison