Bushy Hill Junior School

Design Technology

Design and Technology (DT) is an inspiring and practical subject which encourages children to think creatively to solve problems both individually and in a team. It teaches the children the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for both planning, designing and making. At Bushy Hill we encourage the children to use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. The children are encouraged to become innovators and risk takers through testing prototypes and evaluating their designs. We aim to  develop the children into analytical and reflective designers through the learning of skills, research and techniques within cooking, sewing and making.

 

On leaving Bushy Hill a successful learner of this subject will… 

  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet 
  • Make  select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks 
  • Have an understanding of how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world. 
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards the subject and be curious to learn more
  • Produce creative work due to their acquired skills.

 

Year Group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

3

Sewing 

A simple sampler using running stitch, diagonal stitches, and cross stitch

Making 

A model with a moving part that

is controlled by a pneumatic system

Cooking 

Making Bread: Flatbread Focus skill- rolling and kneading

4

Making

Christmas inspired night light using a simple battery-operated circuit with a switch

Cooking

Making Cheese straws

Focus skill- grating

Sewing 

Making a roman purse using running, diagonal, cross, and backstitch

5

Sewing

Mayan art (God’s eye / ‘The Mystery’)

Cross stitch, long arm cross stitch, chain stitch

Cooking

Pizza whirls

Focus skill-knife work - Chopping      

Making 

Bird Box

Skills - measuring, sawing, joining

6

Sewing

Ancient Greece- Tapestry

Making- Anderson Shelters

Cooking 

Wartime recipes- Rations 

Applying all skills from Yr3-Yr6

Making 

Making Mechanical Robots- Electricity 


Sewing- Cushions