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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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Year 3 have been learning about healthy eating. We designed, made and tasted our own healthy sandwiches #dcpscore #dcpsturtle #dcpsstem #dcpsdt ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 Lizards spent the afternoon making healthy sandwiches! They were so independent that there is NO reason a grown up has to make them a sandwich ever again! They proved that they can do it all by themselves. They were so tasty that the children just had to eat them! #dcpscore #dcpsdt #dcpslizard ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done lizards 🦎 cant wait for Alice-eva to make my tea now haha 😆 xx

Elephants had a fabulous day with Rachel from Phunky Foods. We used our knowledge of food groups from our DT unit to develop our own balanced couscous dish. We carefully selected and weighed our ingredients before using our cutting and grating skills to create a delicious dish. #dcpselephant #dcpsdt #dcpspshe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done Elephants! I can’t wait to eat my cous cous tomorrow 👏🏼👏🏼

Welldone my little sister Kiannah Guthrie 💗🫶🏻xxx

Year 4 Giraffes have had a great day completing their DT unit with Rachel from Phunky foods. We had chance to lean and design our own couscous dish using a range of vegetables and sauces to add extra flavour. #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsdt #dcpspshe #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Last week the full time nursery explored the topic space as they listened to the story Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. The children imagined what it would be like to go into space and built their own rocket ships using our junk modelling resources and Lego. The children had great fun exploring our space tuff tray and PJ Mask figures and used these to make up their own space adventures. We thought about who might live in space and made our own alien puppets and created our own rocket pictures using different shapes #dcpsEYFS #dcpscaterpillar #dcps30hours #dcpscore #dcpsmaths #dcpsenglish #dcpsdt #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 Giraffes continued their DT project this afternoon, we began by choosing locally grown produce (fruit/vegetable) and plotted the journey of this food from the farm where it was grown to our local supermarket. We had to use our Oracy skills to plan our product journey and then use the screen record function on our iPads to record the food journey. #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsdt #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 Giraffes started their new DT topic today. We have been researching seasonal and local food while also discussing the benefits and negatives of eating food that is only local to us. #dcpsgiraffe #dcpsdt #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

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