Design and Technology

Our Curriculum Vision for Design and Technology
‘Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation’.
Design and Technology at Woodstone
The Design and Technology curriculum at Woodstone is designed to provide creative, technical and practical opportunities in a range of relevant contexts, including construction, textiles, cookery and healthy eating. Through our cross-curricular, skills and knowledge-based lessons our children will also be given opportunities to evaluate past and present designs, research how these designs and technologies exist and investigate how they impact and are relevant to the children’s daily lives and the world we live in today. Through high quality Design and Technology teaching, we aim to develop innovative, practical and reflective learners who are able to participate successfully in an evolving technological world. We will support our children in building a comprehensive set of skills and a broad understanding of the design, making and evaluation process and draw on children’s knowledge from other areas of the curriculum, for example, Maths, Science, Computing and Art.
What's new in Design and Technology?
This year we are developing the Food Technology aspect of our D&T curriculum. We are excited that Mrs Clinch will be delivering cooking lessons in all classes this year. The children will be cooking lots of tasty recipes, from fruit salad and frittata in Reception up to Christmas cakes and stuffing rolls in Year 6. We are looking forward to tasting the children's delicious creations!
Useful websites
I want to design - a BBC website that's aimed at KS1 and KS2 and gives lots of ideas for creative design tasks for 5-11 year olds.
STEM Learning -  This is a nationally renowned scheme that offers science and technology ideas for children in KS1 and KS2 - there are some super ideas for ways in which to do technology at school and at home!
And some super home learning ideas here too: 
Also, finally, there are some great project ideas for DT home learning here too:
Mrs Hannah Joels

Design and Technology Lead

I feel honoured to be leading the DT curriculum at Woodstone - The world around us is amazing and the advancements in technology in the last 20 years have been breathtaking! By exploring the world and all the amazing things that we now take for granted, DT learning is both fun and meaningful - who knows, we may be the designers of the future. On this page, you'll find some links to some super home learning for DT that will support what we're doing in school but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or speak to me directly.