What do Oftsed say about Design Technology at Highfields?
- The astute decision to work in partnership with a local retail business has helped the subject leader of design to develop pupils’ skills through designing and then preparing healthy meals.
- 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.
- Pupils make excellent progress across the curriculum.
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!
Year 1 have been working on their cutting and folding skills!
Year 3 and 4 have made Anglo Saxon houses
Year 5 and 6 had a design and technology day at Manningtree High School
Recently, year 5 designed, made and evaluated 'moving books' related to their science knowledge of life cycles.
Children continue to improve their design technology skills at textiles club, run for both KS1 and KS2.
Year 5 enjoyed an Easter 'Farm to fork' visit where we were able to taste different foods.
Year 6 are now busy designing and making Aztec masks.
Year designed, made and evaluated police uniform during their 'Crime and Punishment' topic.
Year 5 have also been able to visit Manningtree High School to create delicious soup and soda bread!
Year 5 learnt about food production on their 'Farm to Fork' trip.
Year 2 designed, made and ate a Thanksgiving feast!
They also created Stick Men!
Year 6 recently had the opportunity to take part in a Technology day at Manningtree High School. They were able to make 'squeeze torches' of their own and enter their design into a competition.