Design and technology
At Ark Bentworth we recognise that 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 and wants. They acquire a broad range of subject specific knowledge and draw upon 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 of the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
- Year 1: Books with Moving Parts, Vehicles, Fruit Kebabs
- Year 2: Crowns, Textile Puppets, Plant Pots
- Year 3: Bridges, Making Pizza, Greenhouses
- Year 4: Moving Pictures, Pencil Cases, Skyscrapers
- Year 5: Shields, Baking Bread, Moving Toys
- Year 6: Bird Boxes, Utility Belts, Fairground Rides
The units are organised so that pupils undertake a design and technology project three times each year. These projects provide pupils with experiences, knowledge and skills in cooking and nutrition, textiles, structures, mechanisms, materials, mechanical systems and electrical systems. Within each unit, pupils go through the same process of exploring existing products and developing their own knowledge and skills before designing, making and evaluating a product of their own. Where appropriate, to provide a holistic learning experience for our pupils, the design and technology curriculum makes links with history, science and geography. However, this will never be at the expense of design and technology as a subject in its own right.