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Design Technology @ Denbigh CPS

Subject Lead: Mrs Gulston

Design Technology (DT) at Denbigh is taught through designated DT weeks, which are undertaken termly. Staff teach children a range of skills that are progressive across the age range of the children.

In Foundation Stage, learning objectives are taken from the Early Years Outcomes, usually from the strand of Expressive Arts and Design.  Staff use the objectives they feel the children will need to cover to develop their key skills until they reach the Early Learning Goal. This is done through continuous provision and through targeted teaching based around a theme or topic.

In KS1 and KS2, staff allocate objectives across the year, using appropriate curriculum coverage based on need and key skills. The tasks are made to support the topic area e.g. a Tudor house, Egyptian headdress or Victorian bridges. This helps the children to develop a deeper understanding of their topic knowledge via the practical aspect of Design Technology.

At Denbigh we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in order to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. We provide children with opportunities to experiment and explore a range of media and tools, in order to make discoveries for themselves. We provide guidance through specific teaching of a range of techniques and use tools, as is appropriate, to the age and stage of development of the children.

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Kimberly Michaelsen

6 days ago

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Year 1 Polar Bear have finished off their DT work yesterday. We created our very own dip using individual recipes. We followed our food hygiene rules and used cutting skills that we had practiced. We all tasted them after and there were some mixed reviews (see video which follows). Well done Polar Bear class!
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7 days ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Dragons finished their DT unit this week. We have been making windmills. They worked really hard to find out what would make a good structure for the base, what would make good sails and how to design a windmill. It was challenging at times, but everyone made a super windmill! Well done Dragons. #dcpsdragons #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less

The tasting session. Cheers! #dcpspanda #dcpsSTEM ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Year 1 pandas have finished off their DT work this afternoon. We used our recipes to create our very own dip! We followed our food hygiene rules and used our cutting skills from yesterday and the dips were wonderful! We tasted them after and there were mixed results from the children. I think there may be some alterations in the evaluation part tomorrow. Well done panda class!
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7 days ago

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Year 4 Giraffes creating a prototype for their inventions. We had a super time! #dcpsSTEM #dcpsgiraffes ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Year 4 Elephants making prototypes of their inventions. We’ve got some inventors in the making! #dcpsSTEM #dcpselephants ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

The Dinos had a great time this afternoon creating their windmills which they designed last week. They joined, they strengthened, they spun and they all made amazing windmills. Well done Dinos.
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1 week ago

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Year 5 have had a great time during DT week learning about bread. We got to try fresh bread from the supermarket then had a go at making a variety of different bread types. From this we designed and made our own, before evaluating our work. We loved designing, making and eating the bread. #dcpsdt #dcpsstem #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

The Polar Bears have been practising their cutting techniques in preparation for creating their dips tomorrow. They’ve mastered the ‘claw’ and ‘bridge’ today. I can’t wait to see their new skills put into action. Well done Polar Bears! #dcpspolarbears #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Today Year 1 Pandas practised their chopping skills. We learnt three different ways to cut using knives. Method 1 was ‘The Bridge’ where the children make an arch over round shapes to cut them into halves or quarters. Method 2 was ‘The Claw’ where the children keep the food still using the tips of their fingers and cut into chunks. Method 3 was ‘Fork Secure’ where the children hold the food in place using a fork and then cut using the knives.
I was so impressed with how sensible and safe the children were when using knives. They listened at all times to keep themselves and their friends safe. Well done pandas!
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The Dinos used joining techniques we have learned to make pinwheel sails. By far the most fun we had was seeing them spin in the breeze.
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Helen Davison

Adrianne Turnbull

2 weeks ago

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Year 4 Giraffes using the British invention of the Macintosh raincoat to help them design a waterproof boat #dcpsgiraffes #dcpsSTEM ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

Year 4 Elephants working hard to build a reinforced structure using newspaper and tape! Do you think their structures can hold the weight of a dictionary? They’re having so much fun exploring British Inventions for DT this week. #dcpselephants #dcpsSTEM ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

The Dinos started their new DT unit this week and are so excited to be making their own windmills. To kick start our week we learned all about windmills and how they are used before exploring how to make a sturdy base. It was really tricky but their resilience showed through. Sadly not many of our structures were very strong but we were able to say what we might be able to do to improve on them.
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