Our D&T subject leader is Mrs Lawson
Design and Technology
At Upperby Primary School we want our children to love Design and Technology and grow up wanting to be architects, graphic designers, chefs or carpenters. Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. We want our pupils to learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.
The design technology curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our pupils progressively develop their skills and understanding through school. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. To enhance our food technology we work with Phunky foods, developing a deeper understanding of a healthy lifestyle. While they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge, they also draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. We want our children to remember their DT lessons in our school and embrace the DT opportunities they are presented with.
The assessment grid for each year group have been carefully mapped out. Skills and understanding in Design Technology are progressive and build year on year. Assessment information is used to inform further curriculum developments and provision is adapted accordingly. The subject leader monitors assessments and provides support for staff to ensure continued progress.
Each Year group completes their D&T project every second half term
Year 1 Raft Building Challenge
Year 1 were given the challenge to design and build a raft to transport the Three Billy Goats Gruff across the river using only straws and pipe cleaners. To be successful the raft had to hold one goat weighing 10g for 10 seconds. Check out the full challenge and results on the Neverland class page!