In supporting the delivery of the statutory:
Design and Technology Primary National Curriculum
We use the scheme "Projects on a Page", which has been thoroughly designed by the Design and Technology Association (DATA). We use DATA due to their expertise and research, which gives our children rich and quality design and technology experiences.
Below, are our key curriculum documents for Geography at Aston All Saints CofE Primary School:
Year 6 - We prepared and cooked Seasonal Vegetable Soup using a range of techniques to prepare our vegetables.
They tasted amazing!
Year 4 - Designed, made, and evaluated moving toys based on their learning from the Romans.
During the Summer term, Year 4 investigated shell structures and created a project from this.
Our project title was, "to create a keep safe box for an item special to us".
Once again, we designed our keep safe box, made it, evaluated it, and decided how to improve future projects using the key areas of DT. In addition, we linked our keep safe project closely with our geography climate change learning and used the Three R's, to support our project (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). Therefore, we asked parents and carers for as much cardboard as possible and used these to help create strong and stiff structures.
Before starting our DT, we used our maths learning on 3D shapes and created nets to decide what shape keep safe box we wanted. Below are some 3D shapes that we created in the design phase...
Pupil Voice (evaluation):
"I really struggled to make a hexagonal prism with the strong card, so I changed my design to a cuboid shape, as this was much easier to do so I could work more on making it stronger and stiffer."
"I enjoyed creating different 3D shapes before we used the card. It gave me confidence on what my shell structure would look like once we did it"