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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 are enjoying making our moving monsters for our D.T unit.
#dcpslizard #dcpsyear3 #dcpscore #dcpsart #dcpsdt
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In Reception we have been completing lots of tasks to try and get Miss Clark e’s pirate treasure back. We decided to make some pirate ships. First we had to test different materials to see which would be the best to be in water. We wet lots of different things and observed what happened as the water covered them. We even left some all day in special test tubes to see if they could cope with being in water for a long time. We used this knowledge to build our own pirate ships. Carefully adapting junk to create sea worthy vessels. Finally we took the ships outside to test them on the water. Most of our ships sailed and stayed upright, so we are virtually fully qualified ship engineers! #dcpseyfs #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpsstem #dcpslotc #dcpsDT ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 have had an amazing afternoon finding out how a pneumatic system works and having a go at creating a pneumatic system to inflate a balloon #dcpsturtle #dcpsdt ... See MoreSee Less

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