Design and Technology
Design and Technology is a fantastic way to use your time at home to create and invent lots of different games, boats and cars, just by using the materials in your recycling bin!
Here is one way to make a pirate ship out of junk modelling materials. Can you design (draw what you want your pirate ship to look like in your red book and write down the resources you will need) your pirate ship on paper and make it so that it can carry a pantry item without the ship sinking? Test it in the bath if you can or in the kitchen sink!
Caine made his own arcade full of games by designing, creating, testing and evaluating what he had made. Watch his video and try and make some of your own arcade games using boxes from the recycling bin. Some ideas could include:
Marble maze in a box
Bottle bowling (use a toilet roll as a ball)
Why not upload a picture of your designs to our Twitter page so other children can be inspired!
Why design and technology is important
We want Sheringham children to be designers so that we can build a community of critical thinkers and problem solvers who will be able to innovate in our rapidly changing global society.
By learning and applying a range of practical skills, our children will be equipped to handle anything life throws at them.
Learning to cook is a life skill; Sheringham children will become confident to design and make a range of meals and snacks, through which they will learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle - vital learning, particularly as we know local obesity rates are even higher than the rising national levels.
How our design and technology curriculum is designed
Our curriculum is informed by the National Curriculum and enhanced by subject expertise held within Sheringham and the Learning in Harmony Trust, as well as local opportunities and current events.
DT is taught in blocks of one or two weeks, several times a year. The curriculum includes significant focus on food and nutrition, with our purpose-build cooking room utilised to provide all children opportunities to learn to cook.
How children learn in design and technology
Sheringham designers will:
- Design and create a wide variety of projects based on a brief, from Roman purses to ‘buzz games’.
- Visit monuments of great design, such as London Bridge, the London Eye and the wide-ranging architectural styles showcased throughout London.
- Explore concepts of engineering, for example when designing and building bridges.
- Learn to cook a wide range of meals and snacks, with the recipes captured in The Great Sheringham Recipe Book (to be published July 2020).