Dorridge Primary School

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Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

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Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

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Design & Technology

Design and Technology offers opportunities for children to develop their ability to create high quality
scissors products through combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding.  It aims to nurture creativity and innovation whilst exploring values and attitudes relating to the man-made elements of the world and how we live and work within it. Through Design and Technology, children develop an understanding of technological processes, products and their manufacture as well as their contribution to our society.

In 2012 we had a subject inspection. We were delighted that HMI Ofsted judged us to be 'Good' in this area.

These are examples of previous D&T projects:

Year 3

Food: Baking and decorating a Christmas cake, and Egyptian canapés for Celebration day.

Free standing structures: Stiff and flexible materials – making a photograph frame for holiday snaps.

Moving Toys: Textiles – animal toys using range of materials and techniques.

Year 4

A Torch: Electrical components – using bulbs, switches, wires and batteries to create a torch that lights up.

Fair Trade Money Container: Sewing – make a sewn fabric container, using a variety of textiles and threads.

Levers: moving illustration for a Greek myth- mechanical components

Year 5

Mouldable Materials: Mask making using Plastazote – mould and fix materials to a theatrical mask for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Victorian toys: Use gears, moving cams, wheels and wood to make toys inspired by Victorian toys.

Food: Bread Making– baking breads from around the world.

Year 6

Shelters: Model making – using and joining stiff and flexible materials – making an animal hide or shelter.

Controllable Vehicles: Design and make a controllable vehicle using a variety of materials, including wood and card.

Slippers: A variety of textiles joined and finished to make slippers.