Design and Technology
Children are involved in Design and Technology activities throughout their time at Spring Bank. They acquire and develop skills in a range of areas and apply these to situations where they need to design, make and evaluate their own products. Areas covered include:
- Food technology – from fruit salads in Year 1 through to biscuits in Year 5.
- Textiles – including designing and making Joseph’s Coats in Year 2 and bags in Year 6.
- Mechanisms – creating moving pictures and moving books.
Where possible these projects are linked to other curriculum areas such as Science, Literacy, Art or Music.
Children are encouraged to explore a variety of tools and materials (both specialist products and found objects) and to make decisions about how these are used. Through careful evaluation of their work they consider any changes that were made to their original plans and how effective their product is.