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Design Technology

Vision for Design

Technology Ensuring excellence and happiness for all by combining the learning of new skills with creativity and independent thinking.

Design Technology in Early Years

As part of their Early Learning Goals, children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, expressing their ideas, thoughts and feelings by experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. They use a range of everyday technology including PCs and iPads to record their work.

Design Technology in Key Stage 1

Children are introduced to a variety of new skills and use a range of materials such as fabrics, easy to handle wood, card and boxes. They use tools and resources such as hack saws, hand drills, split pins, masking tape and glue to cut, join and shape their products. Children learn about which foods are healthier than others and combine a range of ingredients to prepare simple dishes.

Design Technology in Lower Key Stage 2

Children look at existing products and use annotated designs to plan products for a range of purposes. They increase their knowledge of how to use a wider variety of tools and materials as well as other components to control product mechanisms. Children learn about how foods are processed and use a heat source to prepare savoury dishes.

Design Technology in Upper Key Stage 2

Children use research and think about specific function and purpose when designing their products. They use pattern pieces and prototypes to work with increasing accuracy and are encouraged to use more complex tools and materials independently. Children also use computer technology when designing and controlling their products.

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Rossett Acre Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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