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Britannia

Primary School and Nursery

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Britannia

Primary School and Nursery

Design and Technology

 

At Britannia we endeavour to teach our children to become creative and innovative thinkers.  With an ever changing world, we aim to provide our pupils with the skills needed to create, design and build a variety of technology based products. Our curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum targets and skills, and follows a structured progression through our Britannia Curriculum Concepts for DT. 

Throughout the school, pupils are taught the skills to safely use a range of materials and equipment, including ICT based software and food. In Early years the focus is on exploring the world around them and developing the gross and fine motor skills they need to successfully approach the Key Stage one curriculum.  Within Key stage 1 and 2, pupils follow a structured progression of skills focussing on food, materials, textiles, electrical and electronics, construction, mechanics and computing.

Many units are designed to reflect the themes being taught within year groups and children are encouraged to make suggestions, evaluate and improve their designs during all parts of the process. Where possible, the school participates in national and local initiatives like ‘Farm to Fork’ organised by Tesco, Waitrose cooking schemes, and various other local businesses.  Visitors are invited in to share their expertise with the children in order to provide meaningful and exciting learning experiences.

 

New Technologies/Inventions linking to Global Learning Goal 14 

 

   

 

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Our school is delighted to be taking part in Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition, honouring the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are some of our designs

Nursery

Reception

Inspired by the 'Billy's bucket' story, children in Reception created a simple slider bucket. They focused on careful and safe cutting along the lines using scissors, making holes using hole punches, threading a string and joining it using tape. Finally, they attached a strip to the paper.

ELG 16 They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

ELG15 – Technology Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

                                 

Year 1

Continuous provision

Mechanisms - Sliders

 

Sliders

Year 2

Textiles

'Coat of Arms'

Year 3

Wheels and Axels, Structures

 

Year 4

Electrical systems and Freestanding Structure 

'Lighthouses'

Year 5

Cams

 

Food and Nutrition

 

Electrical systems and Freestanding Structures

Year 6

 

 

Fairgrounds

Year 6 Best Mechanism.mp4

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Year 6 Best Design.mp4

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Textiles

'Cases'

coming soon

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