Curriculum – Design & Technology

DT Subject Lead: Mrs Graham/ Mr Christie

DT Link Governor: Mrs Hunter

Design and Technology at Stanley Crook Primary School, develops children’s skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, including food. It encourages children’s creativity and encourages them to think about important issues. Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject, which encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.

Design and Technology helps teachers to teach Maths and English and indeed other compulsory subjects on the curriculum in a fun manner and put these subjects into context making them easier to digest and more understandable to younger primary age pupils.

Design and Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. At Stanley Crook Primary School, staff feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.

At Stanley Crook Primary School, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

Take a look at some of examples of the fantastic DT learning going on in our school:

Children have been working hard in D&T to design & make purposeful, functional products based on our design criteria. Children have had lots of fun racing our vehicles down the ramp to test our wheels & axles!

In design technology, children have been investigating mechanical systems. Children have built various construction kits that incorporate gear or pulley systems and used observational drawings to evaluate the product and detail which mechanical processes have been used.

In DT, children have been investigating levers and linkages. We worked in small groups to make 4 different movements and thought of ways we could incorporate them into our designs.

Year 1 have been working super hard on their Design and Technology projects. They loved designing and building their race cars, making sure they properly connected the wheels and axles and ensuring their products can carry toys across the classroom. Today, the children have written some brilliant instructions on how they made their products and completed an evaluation to make sure their cars met the design criteria. Well done Year 1!

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.