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What do Oftsed say about Design Technology at Highfields?

 

  • Pupils make excellent progress across the curriculum.

 

  • Highly motivated leaders work together to take appropriate action to make sure that any pupils who fall behind are given the necessary support to catch up quickly.

 

 

 

Welcome to the Design Technology page

 

On this page you will find useful information related to the topics covered in DT across the school as well as the way in which skills progress in the subject throughout the school. The gallery will provide you will photographs of 'DT in action' across the school.

 

In DT, we provide opportunities for each child, in each topic, to design, make and evaluate their final product. Design Technology also includes the designing, making and evaluating of different foods.

 

This year in DT we are offering enrichment activities such as: a partnership with the Manningtree High School to share resources and expertise; a DT club for middle phase pupils; establishing a partnership with the Tendring Recycling Project; a Coding Club in conjunction with the Computing subject lead.

 

 

There are lots of exciting learning opportunities for children in design technology this year. The overview below allows you to see what topics children will cover across the year in each year group.
The document below details the progression of skills in Design Technology from Year 1 to Year 6.
Please see the document below for a list of websites linked to DT that you may find useful.

Some of the fab DT projects that Years 1 and 2 did as topic homework!

Some of the fab DT projects that Years 1 and 2 did as topic homework! 1
Some of the fab DT projects that Years 1 and 2 did as topic homework! 2
Some of the fab DT projects that Years 1 and 2 did as topic homework! 3
Some of the fab DT projects that Years 1 and 2 did as topic homework! 4
Some of the fab DT projects that Years 1 and 2 did as topic homework! 5

Year 1 & 2 have been working on their joining, cutting and folding skills!

Year 1 & 2 have been working on their joining, cutting and folding skills!  1
Year 1 & 2 have been working on their joining, cutting and folding skills!  2
Year 1 & 2 have been working on their joining, cutting and folding skills!  3
Year 1 & 2 have been working on their joining, cutting and folding skills!  4

Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work.

Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 1 We planned our designs.
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 2
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 3 We built our masks using modroc.
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 4
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 5
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 6
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 7 We painted them.
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 8
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 9
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 10
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 11 We used glue guns to attach eyes, ears and horns.
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 12
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 13 We tried out our finished masks.
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 14
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 15
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 16
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 17
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 18 We evaluated our work.
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 19
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 20
Year 2 have been designing and planning how to make their alien masks. They then constructed them and evaluated their final pieces of work. 21

Year 3 and 4 have made Anglo Saxon houses

Year 3 and 4 have made Anglo Saxon houses 1

KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects.

KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects. 1 Putting out the Great Fire of London
KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects. 2
KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects. 3
KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects. 4
KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects. 5 Designing, making and presenting torches
KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects. 6
KS1 and KS2 link with the Manningtree High School to conduct DT projects. 7
Recently, year 5 designed, made and evaluated 'moving books' related to their science knowledge of life cycles.
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