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Design technology at swiss gardens

At Swiss Gardens Primary School we value Design Technology as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, teaching it throughout the year alongside Art and Design. Our learning is linked to our topics as well as cross curricular themes, we aim to link work to other subjects such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art to help children make connections, aid their retention and support their learning. Key skills and key knowledge for Design and Technology are mapped across the school to ensure progression between year groups.

 Design and Technology should be an inspiring, relevant and practical subject. We encourages children to learn to think and innovate to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. Through a process of researching, designing, making and evaluating children have the opportunity to create purposeful and functional products considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values to fulfil a design brief. Through well considered contexts children are enabled to select and use a wide variety of tools and materials for example cutting, shaping a joining using construction materials, textiles and ingredients. Children have opportunities to explore and evaluate existing products and design processes and use these to shape their own designs as well as evaluating their own and each other’s work. Children develop technical knowledge including how to strengthen designs, include mechanical systems and apply their understanding of computing to program and control designs. Alongside our Science curriculum they also explore ways to process food and the nutritional qualities of products.

 

 

CURRICULUM STATEMENT FOR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

PLEASE READ OUR CURRICULUM INTENT AND INFORMATION ABOUT DESIGN TECHNOLOGY AT SWISS GARDENS 

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The Early Years Curriculm links to  Art and Design Technology 

In Early Years children are encouraged to explore with colour, shape and form, make choices in materials and test out their ideas. They are encouraged to use lots of different media. From chalk on the playground, to painting and drawing from observation. 

Art & DTThey safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology and art. (Expressive Arts & Design)

They handle equipment and tools effectively. (Physical)

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EYFS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest

Making soup

 

 

People who help us

Collages

 

Journeys

Sewing blossom trees

Foods from other cultures

 

Dinosaurs

Collage

 

Rosie’s walk

Story puppets

 

Minibeasts

Year 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic – Bears

 

Art focus – Collage, rubbings and printing, texture – adding sand to paint, weaving 

 

Topic – Bears

 

Art focus – Self portraits

(Van Gogh, Matisse, Da Vinci, Picasso)

 

DT focus -Bears

 

Sandwiches

 

Topic – On the Move

 

Art focus – Printing and sketching wheels.

 

DT focus - Vehicles

Naughty bus

 

Lift the flap pictures

Topic – On the Move

 

Art focus – Colour missing

 

DT focus - Vehicles

Moving vehicles

Topic – Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Art focus – Colour mixing. 

Oil and chalk pastels.

Sunflowers.

 

(Van Gogh, Alfred Gockel, Vitali Komarov)

Topic – Commotion in the Ocean

 

Art focus – Clay sea creatures

Year 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic – Castles

 

Art focus – Queen Elizabeth II stencil

 

(Banksy)

Topic – Castles

 

DT focus – Sewing a bag for someone who lived or worked in a castle.

 

 

Topic - Britain and British wildlife

 

DT focus –

Souvenirs

 

Topic – The Great Fire of London

 

Art focus – Habitats (Link to Science)

 

Animals in their habitats mixed media

Topic – Islands

 

Art focus – Natural pattern and form.

Pebble sculpture

 

(Jon Foreman and Andy Goldsworthy)

Topic – Islands

 

DT focus – Making a health smoothie for an island day celebration.

 

Year 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic – The Ancient Mayas

 

Art focus – Self -portraits

 

(Andy Warhol, Rembrandt, Picasso, Van Gogh)

Topic – The Ancient Mayas

 

DT focus - Mayans

Chocolate box

Topic – Space

 

DT focus - Space

Pneumatic rockets

Topic – Space

 

Art focus – Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Topic – The Romans

 

Art focus - Mosaics

Topic – The Romans

 

DT focus - Drawstring bag with applique

Year 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic – The Tudors

 

DT focus - Tudor

Purses

Topic – The Tudors

 

Art focus

Self-portrait in Tudor style.

 

(Holbien)

Topic – Our Bodies

 

DT focus - The body

Clay sculpture of bodies

 

(Rodin, Gormley, Alison Lapper)

Topic – Our Bodies

 

Art focus – The body

 

Sketching movement of bodies (Link to PE)

Topic – Shoreham Show

 

 DT focus - Shoreham

 

Baking biscuits and biscuit boxes

Topic – Shoreham Show

 

Art focus

Mixed media collage of beach scene

Local artist – Jean

 

Weaving seascapes

Year 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic - India

 

DT focus - Indian

Samosas

 

Topic - India

 

Art focus – Tiger sketching

 

(Henri Rousseau, Judith Kerr, Henri Matisse)

Topic – Ancient Egypt

 

DT focus - Egypt

Extracting water system (levers and pulleys)

Topic – Ancient Egypt

 

Art focus –Egyptian death masks – form

 

DT focus- Egyptian Flatbreads

 

Topic – The Vikings

 

Art focus – illuminated lettering and graffiti – printing

 

Topic – The Vikings

 

DT focus - Viking

Longboats

Year 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic - WW2

 

DT focus –

Rationing recipes

Topic - WW2

 

Art focus – The Blitz Silhouette of London landscape

Topic – Rainforests

 

DT focus - Rainforests

Shelters

 

(Georgia O’Kefee)

Art focus – Australian Aboriginal Art

Topic – Ancient Greece

 

DT focus - Greeks

Sandals

 

Art focus – Henry Moore study sketching

 

(Henry Moore)

 

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