Design & Technology


Intent:

Design and Technology is an inspiring, innovative and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Burnham on Crouch Primary school, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and othersโ€™ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and the arts.

The children are given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design and technology. Its uses and its effectiveness are discussed and children are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

In EYFS, children explore and discuss the use and properties of different construction materials. They select materials and techniques for a purpose, design and create products, evaluate the productโ€™s effectiveness and adapt their product accordingly.

In KS1 and KS2 each sequence of lessons includes:

  • considering the user and purpose of the product they will design to create specific design criteria for their product. They will investigate and evaluate existing products thinking about how they are made and how well they fulfil their purpose.
  • perform focused tasks developing particular aspects of knowledge and technical skills.
  • design 'something' for 'somebody' or for 'some purpose'.
  • make the product applying knowledge and understanding of materials and components, mechanisms and control systems, structures and health and safety.
  • evaluate their own product against the design criteria.

Documents

Instagram

Year 2 have been on a walk of the local area as part of their geography unit of work. #primarygeography #geographyfieldtrip #burnhamoncrouch

Year 2 have been on a walk of the local area as part of their geography unit of work. #primarygeography #geographyfieldtrip #burnhamoncrouch ...

โ€œTrainer of the weekโ€ whilst training @burnhamoncrouchrufc ๐Ÿ‰ and demonstrating excellent #teamwork at #Rugby ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents

โ€œTrainer of the weekโ€ whilst training @burnhamoncrouchrufc ๐Ÿ‰ and demonstrating excellent #teamwork at #Rugby ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents
...

Celebrating success in #karate representing @ekamartialartsacademy and competing in Belgium ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents

Celebrating success in #karate representing @ekamartialartsacademy and competing in Belgium ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

#GoBurnham
#proudofourstudents
...

Year 2 are exploring the text Oliverโ€™s Vegetables - they have been busy making observations about different vegetables and looking at the vegetables growing in our school garden. #schoolgardening #reading #psqm

Year 2 are exploring the text Oliverโ€™s Vegetables - they have been busy making observations about different vegetables and looking at the vegetables growing in our school garden. #schoolgardening #reading #psqm ...

Year 3 have recently studied rivers in their geography lessons. To finish their unit of work, the children went for a walk along the River Crouch. #geography #geographyfieldwork

Year 3 have recently studied rivers in their geography lessons. To finish their unit of work, the children went for a walk along the River Crouch. #geography #geographyfieldwork ...

STEM part 2: Year 5 took part in our first STEM Enrichment session on 13th September. The theme of the day was: Witches and Wizards. The children attended Potions class during the morning where they carried out a range of experiments and then made ice cream and lemonade. Care of Magical Creatures was next , where the children designed,  using a CAD programme, and made bird perches for Hedwig using woodwork skills. 
Here are some comments from the children:
โ€œI enjoyed it so much.โ€ Mia 
 โ€œIt was so funโ€ Jack 
โ€œI loved it!โ€ Ava 
โ€œIt was really exciting.โ€ Sienna 
โ€œI had a truly wonderful time.โ€ Daisy 
โ€œ I want to be an engineer.โ€ Rosa 
โ€œI love STEM!โ€ #stemeducation #psqm

STEM part 2: Year 5 took part in our first STEM Enrichment session on 13th September. The theme of the day was: Witches and Wizards. The children attended Potions class during the morning where they carried out a range of experiments and then made ice cream and lemonade. Care of Magical Creatures was next , where the children designed, using a CAD programme, and made bird perches for Hedwig using woodwork skills.
Here are some comments from the children:
โ€œI enjoyed it so much.โ€ Mia
โ€œIt was so funโ€ Jack
โ€œI loved it!โ€ Ava
โ€œIt was really exciting.โ€ Sienna
โ€œI had a truly wonderful time.โ€ Daisy
โ€œ I want to be an engineer.โ€ Rosa
โ€œI love STEM!โ€ #stemeducation #psqm
...

Congratulations to our Gardening Club members for achieving the highest RHS schools gardening award! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿชด#rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign

Congratulations to our Gardening Club members for achieving the highest RHS schools gardening award! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿชด#rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign ...

STEM day part 1: Hippo Class were the first class to take part in our STEM Enrichment Day today and they have had a fantastic day! Look at the  fantastic bird perches they have made after following a design brief designing their product using a CAD programme. #stemeducation #primaryscience #psqm

STEM day part 1: Hippo Class were the first class to take part in our STEM Enrichment Day today and they have had a fantastic day! Look at the fantastic bird perches they have made after following a design brief designing their product using a CAD programme. #stemeducation #primaryscience #psqm ...

Itโ€™s time to cheer our mighty @lionesses on this morning as we dream of witnessing a historic win!!

#itscominghome 
#lionesses๐Ÿฆ 
#womensworldcup2023 
@wwcfifa2023

Itโ€™s time to cheer our mighty @lionesses on this morning as we dream of witnessing a historic win!!

#itscominghome
#lionesses๐Ÿฆ
#womensworldcup2023
@wwcfifa2023
...

Our gardening club have taken part in a photoshoot for the RHS this afternoon! #rhs #schoolsgardening #rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign

Our gardening club have taken part in a photoshoot for the RHS this afternoon! #rhs #schoolsgardening #rhsschoolsgardeningcampaign ...

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